Notts County are calling on schools across the city to join their 'School of the Week' programme created to allow the club assist positively in classrooms and give students free entry to a fixture at Meadow Lane.

Launched this year, the initiative sees the Magpies extend their commitment to forming long-term partnerships with schools which already delivers hundreds of education sessions in Nottinghamshire.

In addition to providing an extra dimension to how young people learn about nutrition and healthy living, School of the Week is vital to securing the next generation of County fans by providing a free opportunity for young fans to watch the team play at Meadow Lane.

"Developing the next generation of supporters for our Football Club is one of my priorities here at Notts County, we have a rich history and a family atmosphere at Meadow Lane and it's something I want every school child to experience," said Jim Rodwell, Chief Executive Officer at Notts County.

"The response we have had from Head Teachers has been fantastic and it is a pleasure to unveil new schemes such as School of the Week. I am happy that The Football League has endorsed what we are doing and long may this continue."

School of the Week follows a successful partnership programme between the East Midlands club and the National Health Service, 'A Game of Two Halves'.

Backed by the club's players, the initiative targeted schools with children from deprived areas to improve health, literacy and social inclusion levels through the medium of football.

"School of the Week is a fantastic initiative by Notts County," added Gavin Megaw, Director of Marketing and Communications at The Football League.

"Attracting the next generation of fans is vital for the future of all Football League clubs and it is hugely encouraging to see County engaging with schools through the School of the Week programme in this way."

For more details, contact the Notts County Community Liaison Officer and Nutritionist, Matt Lawson who has spearheaded the club's work with local schools on 0115 9559000 or via matthew.lawson@nottscountyfc.co.uk

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