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Fit2Go Festival 2015

8 May 2015

27 Primary Schools Visit Bloomfield Road

Over four days this week, Blackpool Football Club Community Trust welcomed almost 1,400 Year 4 pupils from 27 Blackpool Primary Schools to Bloomfield Road as part of the Award-Winning Fit2Go Programme.

Fit2Go is delivered in every Blackpool Primary school as part of Altogether Now – a legacy for Blackpool, the multi-partnership programme between the NHS in Blackpool (Clinical Commissioning Group and Teaching Hospitals Foundation Trust), Blackpool Football Club and Blackpool Council. The aim of Altogether Now is to improve the health and wellbeing of every person in the town, with Fit2Go specifically targeting key stage 2 pupils.

Over six weeks the Fit2Go team deliver six classroom and physical activity sessions in every primary school in Blackpool. Pupils spend each classroom session being guided through a bespoke workbook touching on a different subject each week; Healthy lifestyles; Eat well; Physical activity; It’s all about balance; Snacks and label reading; Drinks and hydration, widening the pupils’ knowledge on all aspects of being healthy.

By the end of July delivery for the academic year will be complete and Fit2Go will have hopefully influenced the behaviour of the young people and their families showing them how to live a healthier lifestyle.

In addition to school delivery the Fit2Go coaches are delivering a family orientated extension of Fit2Go for the whole family to come along to free of charge, Family Fit2Go is delivered across Community venues in Blackpool.

Family Fit2Go consists of four interactive one and a half hour sessions delivered over four weeks, looking at how to lead a healthy lifestyle together as a family, as well as a 30 minute family physical activity session. Blackpool FC Community Trust are offering each family member that attends all four weeks a free ticket to a Blackpool F.C home match next season as an incentive to encourage families to take part.

Each course has two available time slots, the next available dates are 23 & 30 of June, 7 & 14 of July at Blackpool Football Club, FY1 6JJ from 5.30pm-7pm. If you are not available for these dates, please still get in touch and we can let you know other course information.

To book on to Family Fit2Go or for more information, contact the Community Trust by emailing communitytrust@blackpoolfc.co.uk or calling 01253 348691.

Schools attended the festival, which takes place annually, in groups of approximately 300, enjoying different activities throughout their sessions. Activities included football, tag rugby, exercise to music and lots of different athletics disciplines.

We would like to thank all of our volunteers that helped out over the three days, including students from our very successful Futsal Education Scholarship programme, especially the coaches from Fylde Rugby Club and Blackpool Wyre and Fylde Athletics Club who helped make the event so enjoyable and run so smoothly over the three days.

Marc Joseph, Senior Health and Education Officer, said: “It was a terrific event and a fantastic way to celebrate such a successful year for the Fit2Go programme. 

“We can only commend all the Blackpool Primary Schools for their support in brining so many pupils to participate in the festival.”

For more information and to find out more about programmes delivered by Blackpool FC Community Trust, visit www.blackpoolfccommunitytrust.co.uk or call 01253 348691.


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