The Albion Foundation is proud to announce the commencement of a new and innovative programme for the primary schools in the Black Country, the Active Albion Project.
The initiative will see 12 schools benefitting from theory and practical in school lessons. Activities will educate 10 and 11 year old young people into the importance of having a healthy heart, maintaining a healthy heart, and how eating and exercise are vital to fend off heart disease and other heart related conditions.
Active Albion was launched in schools on Tuesday 17th September 2013 at the location of the first school to buy into the FREE provision, Abbey Junior in Bearwood. WBA midfielder James Morrison attended the session for the year 6 children, and answered their questions on his diet, training regime and the importance of leading a healthy lifestyle. James was also on hand to meet representatives from the partner organisations Subway and Heart Research UK.
“We are delighted that our children will be able to access this project, and hope that eventually it can be rolled out to our younger age groups too.”- Chris Holloway, Abbey Junior PE Co-ordinator.
“Having James supporting the launch of the initiative was fantastic- the children were able to ask some great questions to a role model of theirs, who gave a good insight into what it takes to maintain a healthy lifestyle. It was a perfect way to launch what I am sure will be a beneficial programme to local children and the wider community.”- Dave Lawrence, Senior Development Officer.