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Respect workshops in local schools

6 November 2012

CST launches new season of Respect workshops

Shrewsbury Town FC Community Sports Trust launches new season of Respect workshops for local schools.
Shrewsbury Town FC's Community Sports Trust has announced this season’s programme of Respect workshops for local schools. 

In a programme funded by npower, all 72 Football League Trusts will be delivering lesson plans around the theme of ‘Respect’ to 80,000 youngsters aged 10 and 11 across the UK. 

Shrewsbury Town's Community Sports Trust will be aiming to run sessions for 1200 Shropshire youngsters between now and the end of February. 

Working with The Football League Trust, npower has designed the Respect workshops to use young people’s love of football to encourage good behaviour. 
Through fun and interactive sessions in schools, children are taught how to Identify unacceptable behaviour and its effect on others, develop an understanding of respect and how this can be taken into daily life and to see situations from other people’s perspective. 

The aim of the session is to help youngsters understand the consequences of their conduct on others and appreciate that their behaviour can affect not just themselves but others at school, home and in the community. 
Martin James, Shrewsbury Town's head of community development, said: “ We have already started delivering the Respect lesson to primary schools across Shropshire. Over 25 schools and 750 pupils will be receiving the message before Christmas. We would urge other schools to make contact to book their places.”

Clare McDougall, head of community and education for npower, added: “Last season, these sessions proved really popular with teachers and schools. Using the theme of football and meeting people from their local football club meant youngsters were engaged and interested in what the workshops were all about.” 

Any local schools interested in receiving a visit from the club should contact Martin James on 01743 289177 Ext 258 or email

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