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FGR in schools

From football and fitness to the environment and sustainability, we have plenty of knowledge to share. Our FGR Community team has the expertise needed to turn that knowledge into inspiring lessons for pupils of all age groups across a range of educational settings.

In order to support schools in our community as much as possible we’ve developed a range of programmes and activities.

Also see the FGR Ambassadors scheme. 

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Free shirts for Year 3s

It’s been proven that children choose their football club around the age of seven, and we want them to support their local team! That’s why we’ve given out 400 replica FGR shirts to Year 3 pupils in the local area, every autumn, since 2015.

Parents or carers of Year 3 children in qualifying schools can register online when it goes live. The shirts will be available for collection at a specified home match and proof of age is required when you collect the shirt. 

In addition to the shirt, the child and their parent or guardian will each get a free ticket to enjoy the match from our Community Stand. We’ll organise a group photo on the pitch with all the kids wearing their brand new FGR shirts.

To find out more, email community@fgr.co.uk.

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Our Fit2Last programme

This is a fun and interactive programme that teaches primary school children about why it’s important to keep fit and eat a healthy, sustainable diet. We can deliver sessions in the exciting environment of a League Two Football Club, or travel to your school.

Fit2Last has been designed in line with the National Curriculum across the Key Stages, with a focus on physical education, humanities, technology and science subjects. We’ll tailor sessions to meet your curriculum focus, and can adapt them for secondary school classes.

For example, your session could include:

  • A welcome to FGR – our story so far

  • Behind the scenes at a professional football club

  • Information on a vegan diet and healthy eating 

  • A practical segment focussing on multi-skills, or on making matchday food

  • A sustainability session referencing wind and solar power

  • The Eco trail at the stadium – see more info below

  • Presentation of a certificate

Each pupil will leave with a better understanding of how to stay healthy, key National Curriculum skills and an official Fit2Last Certificate. We also hope to inspire everyone taking part to do more for the environment at home and at school, and to become a ‘Young Green Briton’.

To book a Fit2Last session for your school, contact community@fgr.co.uk.

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Making Matchday Food

We can adapt our Fit2Last session to focus entirely on food, healthy eating and the vegan lifestyle, including a practical element on cooking. In addition, we offer half and full-day cooking and hospitality sessions with our club chef, Jade Crawford.

To enquire, email community@fgr.co.uk.

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Follow our Eco Trail

FIFA has called Forest Green Rovers the world’s greenest football club, and you can find out why by taking our Eco Trail. We run Eco Trails before every home match and also offer them as standalone sessions to schools and colleges, with a guide and content tailored to the level of your group.

Attendees will learn about sustainability through the environmentally friendly features of our stadium including:

  • The solar panels on the roof of the main stand

  • Our amazing solar-powered robot lawnmower

  • How we capture rainwater to irrigate the pitch

  • Our fully organic pitch, which grows without pesticides or harmful fertilisers

  • Our beehive, which helps support biodiversity in the area

  • The healthy, 100% vegan food we make for players, staff and fans every week

  • The super-efficient heating system we have installed

  • The sustainable wind energy that supplements our solar power

To find out more about an Eco Trail for your school, college or group, contact community@fgr.co.uk.

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Premier League Primary Stars

As part of the Premier League Primary Stars programme, FGR Community coaches work with teachers in local schools to help them deliver fun, educational sessions that inspire children to learn, be active and develop important life skills. 

The programme is free and is aimed at children aged five to 11. It covers activities in the classroom, on the playground and on the sports field, with teaching materials covering PE, PSHE, English and Maths. Through Premier League Primary Stars, children learn to develop in areas such as teamwork, problem solving, emotional resilience and social interaction.

Our team have the specialist skills to inspire young learners in a wide variety of ways through:

  • Assemblies, one-to-one or small group events

  • Player or mascot visits

  • Themed events, for example on World Book Day

  • National football tournaments

  • Creative writing competitions

  • Encouragement for reluctant readers

Visit the Premier League Primary Stars website to find out more and get in touch with us at community@fgr.co.uk.

Bespoke sessions for local schools

In addition to all of the programmes listed above, we’re happy to tailor learning sessions to the needs of your school or college and deliver them in your setting. This can be in assembly, class or group format.

A few examples include PSHE lessons based on our values and ethos, plastic and the environment, energy, resilience and diversity.

To find out more email community@fgr.co.uk.

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