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  • Darton Primary Oakwell Visit

    Darton Primary School pupils visited Oakwell today as part of the Premier League Primary Stars programme. The children took part in a number of activities as part of a collapsed curriculum day with RITC coaches. In the morning the pupils took part in a fun classroom workshop, working on team building through building towers out…

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  • PL Stars Making a Difference at Forest Academy

    Forest Academy Assistant Headteacher Nick Peace has hailed the ‘positive impact’ that the Premier League Primary Stars programme has made in his school. Reds in the Community have been delivering the initiative at the Primary school for two months and the benefits are already being seen. Premier League Primary Stars is a programme which uses…

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  • Springvale Primary Enjoy Matchday Experience

    Pupils from Springvale Primary School were treated to a matchday experience with Reds in the Community on Saturday. 32 children took part in a morning of fun football activities with RITC’s FA qualified and DBS checked staff before seeing the Reds take on Southend United at Oakwell. The day began at 11am, with the children…

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  • Vacancy: Premier League Kicks Volunteers

    Reds in the Community’s Premier League Kicks programme is looking to recruit volunteers to help out at their weekly sessions. Currently running at the Dorothy Hyman Sports Centre and Dearne Advanced Learning Centre each Monday and Friday respectively, the Premier League funded programme allows participants to take part in regular FREE football sessions. We are looking…

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  • Bird and Jackson visit Darton Primary School

    Pupils at Darton Primary School were treated to a visit from Barnsley FC players Jared Bird and Adam Jackson this afternoon. The Reds duo made their way around classes from the whole school, answering questions, signing autographs and taking part in a penalty shoot-out. For one pupil, the visit was particularly special as the avid…

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  • Premier League Primary Stars | Rachael’s Story

    The 2017/18 academic year has seen Penistone St Johns Primary School’s Rachael Schofield’s teaching transformed by the Premier League Primary Stars programme. Rachael teaches all of the Key Stage Two children in her school, something which brings with it a number of challenges. Whilst teaching a wide variety of sports from the school curriculum, her…

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  • Moncur and Isgrove Visit Holy Rood Primary

      George Moncur and Lloyd Isgrove took part in the first school player visit of the season this afternoon. The Barnsley Football Club midfielders visited pupils at Holy Rood Catholic Primary School. George and Lloyd completed a question and answer session with four classes from the school before signing autographs. The local community has come…

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  • Oakwell Rise Attend RITC Sports Day

    Pupils from Oakwell Rise Primary Academy attended a sports day at Oakwell today. Key Stage One and Key Stage Two children took part in a number of sporting activities on the indoor and outdoor pitches at Reds in the Community. The pupils were split into groups representing eight nations from around the world before the…

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  • Featherstone All Saints win KS2 Tournament

    Featherstone All Saints won the final Key Stage Two tournament of the year at Oakwell this afternoon. The six-a-side competition brought together nine teams from seven local schools in a competitive contest. Cherry Dale Primary, Featherstone, St Michaels Primary, St James Junior & Infant’s and Wilthorpe Primary were represented while Lacewood Primary and St Mary’s…

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  • Local schools take part in FA Primary Teachers Award

    Reds in the Community and the Football Association have been delivering the FA Primary Teachers Award today at Oakwell. The course is designed to provide a basic introduction to the skills required for teaching a PE lesson for Key Stage One and Key Stage Two pupils. Working in conjunction with the school curriculum, the programme…

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