Four Derby County Football Club first team players visited two of the Trust’s affiliated schools to join in their lessons and give advice to the pupils.

On Tuesday, Willington Primary School’s Year 6 class had two new classmates, Florian Jozefzoon and Kelle Roos.

Resilient Rammie is six week PSHE programme available to both KS1 and KS2, focusing on the themes of resilience, self-esteem and teamwork.

The programme focuses on the skills needed to be a more resilient person and encourages the pupils to think about their own strengths as well as their peers around them.

Florian Jozefzoon and Kelle Roos shared their experiences of being young determined footballers who practiced everyday in order to reach the level of football skills they display today.

Breadsall Hilltop Primary School’s Year 5 classes were very excited to have Tom Huddlestone and Duane Holmes take part in their Move and Learn lesson, the focus being on the Eatwell Guide and what a balanced diet looks like.

The Move and Learn programme, which is delivered in schools by the Community Trust, offers Year 5 pupils six weeks of practical sports along with classroom sessions, encouraging physical activity, promoting nutritional education and building awareness of the importance of a healthy diet and active lifestyle.

The players were able to tell the kids what their daily diets consisted off in order to stay healthy and train. The children were excited to learn about what the players eat before and after match days as well as how many treats they’re allowed each week.

School Project Officer at the Trust, Lauren Slater said:

“Resilient children and healthy children are two big topics of conversation in the news on a daily basis, at DCCT we use the appeal of the football brand to engage and empower children to discuss important life skills.

“Having the players visit the two schools this week has been a fantastic opportunity for the children’s role models to echo the same important messages. Resilience and eating well are key parts of being a professional footballer, sharing their experiences and tips with the children brings the learning to life and gives the children aspiration to be the best that they can be.”

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