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Posted: Wed 01 Jul 2015

AFC Bournemouth’s Community Sports Trust and Goadsby’s successful Respect campaign has been running for a number of years.

The initiative sees the Trust visit pupils across Bournemouth and Poole to emphasise the importance of understanding other peoples’ perspectives and developing respect.

The project has been a huge hit with local schools over the past few academic years thanks to the support of Goadsby.

The estate agent donated charitable funds to support the programme in the past and has continued its backing for the scheme that enables pupils to develop valuable person skills under the guidance of the Trust’s coaches through a variety of activities and games.

The campaign concludes with a poster competition, which encourages youngsters to express what they have learnt with paper, pen, pencils or paint brushes, with the winning design displayed in the Family Stand at Vitality Stadium.

“As a rights respecting level two school, we have an ethos where all the children are taught about, contribute to and respect the community in which they live,” headmaster of Mudeford Junior School Mark Partridge said following one of the Trust’s visits.

“AFC Bournemouth works in partnership with our school in promoting the rights of all children. Our shared vision is to ensure that the children are educated about their responsibilities as valued members of our society.”

“As soon as we heard of this excellent initiative, we were very keen for Goadsby to be involved– as a father myself I am only too aware how important it is that our young people learn the importance of respect,” Goadsby’s residential managing director Greg Carter added.

“It was great seeing the children at the stadium having such a fantastic time while learning.”

For more information about the Respect project, please contact Steve Cuss on 01202 726342 or email