Barnsley Football Club fits the Bill!

Over 650 students from Barnsley will be taught about the importance of parliament and democracy by Reds in the Community having partnered with the EFL Trust and Parliament Education Service for the second year running.

Reds in the Community is one of 8 Football Club based charities that will once again use the power of football to engage schools to educate children about the work of Parliament and why this is relevant to them. Reds in the Community will visit over 7 schools over a 3 month period to talk to students about parliament, politics and democracy through the themes of gamesmanship, rule-making and active citizenship.

Wayne Bullimore at Reds in the Community commented “It’s not immediately obvious why football is teaching children about the democratic process. However, football clubs are based at the heart of their communities and the power of the club badge within that community means children are often prepared to listen when coaches and players visit schools.”

Wayne Bullimore continues, “In the current political environment it is vitally important that children understand the importance of a democratic process, parliament and why it is relevant to them. This is why we are delighted to once again to be working with Parliament Education Service to deliver these key messages to young people.”