The Respect Programme uses young people's love of football to encourage good behaviour.
Working together with all 72 clubs, The Football League Trust and npower are keen to help over 86,000 children in Year 6 learn about the importance of respectful behaviour in sport and their daily lives.
Clare McDougall, npower's Head of Community and Education, stated: "Last year's social unrest in England underlined the importance of this agenda with the youngest rioter only eleven years of age and truancy starting with students as young as ten."
Last year's social unrest in England underlined the importance of this agenda with the youngest rioter only eleven years of age and truancy starting with students as young as ten.
The aims of the Respect programme are for children to:
- Identify unacceptable behaviour and its effect on others
- Develop an understanding of respect and how this can implemented in daily life
- See situations from other people's perspective
The learning outcomes of the Respect programme are:
- For children to understand the consequences of their conduct on others and know that certain types of behaviour are wrong
- Appreciate that their behaviour can affect not just themselves but others at school, at home and in the community
- Understanding that certain behaviour can harm and hurt others
Loo Brackpool, Business Development Manager for Inclusion, said: "We've had fantastic feedback from the Respect programme, and it has proved a real hit with the schools.
"Using sport is the perfect vehicle for trying to increase children's awareness of their responsibilities of good behaviour and of trying to help others."