AFC Bournemouth Community Sports Trust offer a range of different school project lessons, delivered to local schools across the Dorset and Hampshire Regions.
The workshops look at important themes throughout every-day life, Healthy Lifestyles, Respect and Citizenship, Safer Kids Online, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion and Road Soccer Safety.
Each lesson is free of charge and can be tailored for different age ranges within Primary and Secondary Schools. Within each lesson, there are PowerPoint presentations, group discussions and/ or individual/ small group tasks, as well as activity sheets and tasks to complete at various points within the lessons.
Safer Kids Online
The Safer Kids Online programme is a popular workshop delivered to local schools. The lesson, supported by ESET UK, educates young people on how to remain safe whilst using the internet.
The classroom-based lesson addresses the children’s most common uses of the internet and develops on the safety features and age ranges for each of these different applications and websites.
This lesson touches on keeping your profiles secure, as well as what content you should keep private and not share with others online.
Towards the end of the lesson, the children will look at different scenarios which they may face online, looking at how the participants would deal with each individual situation.
In addition, the children will complete worksheets with some top tips on privacy settings, alongside completing a Helping Hand task, which focuses on who they can speak to when they are worried online, along with the prevention methods to stopping people from talking to you online.
In partnership with ESET.
Respect and citizenship
The Respect and Citizenship workshop looks at how children’s love for sport and football and AFC Bournemouth can be linked to help encourage positive behaviour.
The lesson touches on both respectful and disrespectful behaviours in everyday life, before taking a more in-depth look at respect within football, illustrated through presentations and videos.
Project sponsor, Goadsby, have also created workshop booklets which are given to Primary School pupils to aid their learning within the subject. The booklets include fun activities and games, whilst also showing examples of how we can show respect in Football.
The lesson encourages the pupils to share ideas within small group discussions, whilst inspiring them to demonstrate positive and respectful behaviours within the classroom.
The final task for the children is to create a poster, demonstrating why respectful behaviour is important in ever day life, with key messages and examples included within the poster.
Player Ambassador: Steve Cook
In partnership with Goadsby.
Road Soccer Safety
The Soccer Safety School lessons are designed to help educate children on how to be safe when travelling within the local community.
The workshop looks closely at travelling, using a variety of different methods, including buses, cars, cycling and on foot, along with how to behave appropriately and how to be safe when using these different forms of transport.
Children will then look at different crossings and how they work differently.
The lesson then shows videos to help the young people identify hazards, before completing a spot the hazards sheet to finish.
In partnership with Yellow Buses.
The Healthy Lifestyle workshop focuses on educating young people on the importance of maintaining a healthy lifestyle, through diet and exercise, as well as looking at hydration levels and the importance of sleep.
The lesson starts by looking at the Eatwell plate, focusing on the breakdown of the main food groups, whilst also looking at nutrients, minerals and vitamins and their importance.
The lesson then progresses onto exercise and the importance of taking part in regular exercise to keep healthy, alongside why it is important to keep hydrated whilst exercising.
Throughout the lesson, the participants will complete different tasks and activities, such as creating healthy meals for AFC Bournemouth players, specifically linking to the different times of a match day.
Player Ambassador: Lewis Cook
Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
Our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion project focuses on providing children with more knowledge and understanding of why equality, diversity and inclusion is important within their school life, as well as in every-day life.
The workshop also looks at the benefits of living in a diverse location, as well as looking at key words and meanings of Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion. Scenarios will be used, promoting group discussions.
The final activity of the lessons is a quiz, where the children have the chance of testing their knowledge and understanding of the lesson outcomes.
As well as the School project lessons listed above, AFC Bournemouth Community Sports Trust can offer additional PSHE related sessions through the Premier League Primary Stars programme, including-
- How to Create A Happy Playtime
- Playing the Right Way
Additional programmes are also offered covering maths and reading
PSHE themed resources can be found for teachers, on the plprimarystars.com website.
Mental health and well-being
AFC Bournemouth’s aim is to provide support to both primary and secondary schools across Dorset and to help educational leaders to raise aware of a subject that has never been so high on the public agenda.
The programme is designed to encourage the younger generation to talk openly about mental health and to be able to understand the struggles that are associated with mental health.
The sessions help pupils explore emotions, how to recognise change in behaviour and how to keep a positive mindset whilst setting goals for the future. The programme delivery is a combination of theory/participation and also physical activity.
In partnership with Tru Talent.
Money Management is a programme that is designed to support pupils in secondary schools across Dorset. The workshops, supported by Strategic Solutions, highlight the importance of promoting sensible finance and enhancing the knowledge and financial well-being of students and their futures.
The programme will bring the schools maths curriculum to life by giving an introduction to financial literacy, educating pupils on tax, bank accounts, budgeting and understanding credit. According to The Young Persons Monday Index - 2020-21 Findings:
- 75% of young people say that most of their financial understanding and knowledge comes from their parents. 88% say they are self-taught. only 8% cite school as their main source of financial education.
- 83% want to learn more about money and finance in school.
- 54% of young people would like to start learning about money between the ages of 11–14 and 27% said between the ages of 15–18.
The workshops also provide students with information on how to access additional support on financial areas and products outside the sessions.
In partnership with:
The Fibre Fans workshop is designed to educate children on the uses of the internet and how it has evolved over time. With the world being more digitally driven, the session helps support the importance of digital skills and raises awareness of digital inclusion. The workshop looks at the history of the internet and breaks down the science behind the speed of light that travels within the fibre optic cables.
Sessions are interactive and have the children participating in Q&As to test their knowledge as well as designing their own game based around their hobbies and games.
In partnership with City Fibre.