The Leeds United Education Programme expands..

The Leeds United Foundation are proud to announce the addition of 12 brand new schools on to their successful education programme and deliver educational sessions to hundreds of pupils across Leeds.

The new schools will be added to the Foundation’s comprehensive schools programme already in place and will work with the organisations to deliver first class coaching and educational offering.

Leeds schools added to the programme include: Lady Elizabeth Hastings, Thorner Primary, St Mary’s C of E and Fieldhead Carr. The Foundation’s Education Programme will now work closely with these schools to deliver first class education and mentoring for pupils.

New schools added into the programme, including Seven Hills, Park Spring and Whitkirk Primary, will now be delivering top educational programmes including Premier League Primary Stars, sessions to help alleviate pressures on teachers and after school activity.

As well as football related sessions, fully qualified Leeds United Foundation staff delivers sessions that focus on the fundamentals of movement, agility, balance and co-ordination with a strong emphasis on personal, social, health and economic education (PSHE). The sessions will focus around respect, resilience, bullying, maths, literacy and reading.

Nigel Thewlis, Education Manager at the Leeds United Foundation, said: “Our education programme is going from strength to strength and now we’re working in more schools across Leeds we can carry on delivering fantastic sessions to pupils.

“It’s great to make connections with more schools across the city and we look forward to the terms ahead.”

Tracey Allen, Deputy Head at St. Mary’s CE Primary School in Boston Spa, said: “Since starting with us, PE and sport enthusiasm and activity has improved considerably and the Foundation are helping the school deliver and strive to achieve our main priorities and targets.

“I cannot thank the Foundation enough for their enthusiasm and dedication they show whilst teaching.

“You have helped us to provide quality PE lessons with a focus and purpose and all children are inspired and challenged during the lessons.”

The Leeds United Foundation now operates across 29 schools delivering around 60 sessions a week.