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Students will reflect on the personal stories of several former professional players, describing racism, prejudice and discrimination within the game before creating their own Manifesto for Change – highlighting the key changes they would like to see within the sport and wider society.  Students would then go on to develop their own campaign or educational programme that would aim to address one of the key issues affecting Black players and coaches.

Launching in early 2021, the programme is suitable for students aged 14-19 and is ideal for use as a Personal Development / PSHCE activity. The fully resourced programme can be delivered over a half-term as a unit of work or as a full-day activity and can be used as part of the SMSC curriculum to promote British Values.

In completing this programme students will,

  • Develop their self-knowledge, self-esteem and self-confidence.
  • Enable students to distinguish right from wrong and to respect the civil and criminal law of England.
  • Encourage students to accept responsibility for their behaviour, show initiative, and to understand how they can contribute positively to the lives of those living and working in the locality of the school and to society more widely.
  • Encourage respect for other people.

The programme will culminate in a National Finals event held virtually at Wembley Stadium. Students can submit their presentations digitally with finalists selected to present their ideas to UCFB at Wembley stadium.

This programme is available FREE of charge to schools and colleges across the UK Via the Inspirational Learning Groups virtual platform. Please complete this form to register your interest and to gain access to the programme once it goes live in the new year.

We look forward to working with you!