Premier Sport’s Area Coordinator, Alex Ford (pictured right), travelled to Tanzania this weekend along with the head teacher and staff from Redhills Community Primary School in Devon, a school that Premier Sport have partnered with for just over a year now. Alex’s role will be to deliver sports coaching in a number of Tanzanian schools, similar to the work Premier Sport deliver to 3000+ schools across the UK. Alex will deliver inspirational PE lessons to the children at Donge School in Tanga, whilst upskilling the current members of staff and other charity volunteers.
The head teacher from Redhills Primary School comments: "We've had strong links with Tanzania for a number of years and are really looking forward to Premier Sport being involved in our link."
The primary aim of the Rafiki Group, a collection of 4 Devon Schools partnered with Tanzanian schools, is clear; develop a strong ethos of the global village for the pupils of all schools, creating a strong channel of communication between pupils to deliver understanding of differing and shared beliefs, values and concepts. All schools have pledged to achieve this global village ethos with partners committing to two core objectives:
• Each school will endeavour to develop strong sustainability practice as a result of shared ideas, skills and knowledge.
• To develop the knowledge and skills so that individual pupils have a positive awareness of citizenship, and the confidence to make a contribution locally and globally. Vitally linked to this is clear idea of our interdependence with personal responsibilities for contributions to that relationship.
Best of luck to the whole team in their endeavours!