YCCC and Hull City FC Play for Success: French
Hull City Football Club and the Yorkshire Cricket Foundation have joined in partnership to deliver a modern foreign language programme to local primary and secondary schools across Hull.
The programme is the first of its kind where a Cricket and Football Club have joined together to deliver a languages programme in to schools alongside football and cricket coaching. Two French pilot programmes took place at Alderman Cogan Primary School and Hull Collegiate School in Hull with a third planned at St Mary’s College in Summer Term 2010 and 8 schools will take part in 8 week programmes from January 2011.
Players from both Clubs have been involved in the educational element with Hull City footballer Steven Mouyokolo and Yorkshire County Cricket Club’s Hull born fast bowler Steve Patterson each recording a teaching aide DVD to be played during class lessons. The students participating on the 10 week course are rewarded with a visit to KC Stadium for a presentation ceremony and stadium tour at the end of each programme with tickets to watch Yorkshire play at Headingley Carnegie Cricket Ground given to each student.
Ed Townend from the Tigers Sport and Education Trust said “We are pleased to be working in partnership with Yorkshire County Cricket Club to deliver this new Language Club to the schools in Hull. We hope that by using the professional sports clubs to drive attainment in Modern Foreign Languages, students will find this new approach to learning exciting and interesting whilst receiving multi sports coaching undertaken by the football clubs community coaches the city.”
Alison Giles, Community Marketing Manager for Yorkshire County Cricket Club added “Hull City Football Club are leading on this programme, however, we have put two of the Hull City FC Football in the Community coaches through UK Level 2 Cricket Coaching courses so that a football and cricket themed session can take place with the students. We’re really proud to be working with Hull City Football Club on this innovative educational programme and are pleased to be reaching more people in the Hull and Humber area.”
Sam, aged 9 said: “I’ve really enjoyed the classes so far. I liked going to the KC Stadium to see where my heroes play. It’s lots of fun learning French with football and cricket too – it’s much better than normal school!”
Each student participating in the Language Clubs receive resources supplied by Hull City and Yorkshire County Cricket Club with the support of Routes into languages include a resource booklet , branded goodies, rewards and a trip to Headingley at the end of the programme.
For more information about this project which is supported by Routes into Languages, please contact Alison Giles, Community Marketing Manager at Yorkshire County Cricket Club on 0113 203 3620 or email firstname.lastname@example.org