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Community Trust Focus | Hibernian

Monday, 17 April 2017


As part of the build up to the William Hill Scottish Cup semi-finals this weekend, there is a focus on each of the clubs across the Scottish FA’s social and digital channels.

 

On Easter Monday Hibernian are in the limelight as well as their Community Foundation which was incorporated in 2008 as the charitable arm of Hibernian Football Club and works with disadvantaged and vulnerable individuals and groups across Edinburgh.

 

In 2016 the Foundation was funded by the Scotch Whisky Action Fund to deliver a unique alcohol prevention project to P5, P6 and P7 pupils via 20 schools in Leith and North Edinburgh.  

 

The project introduces children in the upper primaries to alcohol and its effects whilst promoting positive lifestyle messages of physical activity and health eating. 

 

The project is delivered across 8 weekly sessions by Hibernian Community Foundation coaches with input by Hibernian FC players and coaches who act as positive role models for the young children taking part. 

 

Each weekly session lasts 90 minutes and consists of three components broken into first half, half-time and second half. 

 

The first half consists of a classroom session covering the topic of the week and includes issues such as how much do they know about alcohol, units and guidelines, alcohol and its effects (physical and social), talking to their parents about alcohol and a celebration event and certificate presentation. 

 

Half-time consists of a drink and a piece of fruit whilst the second half introduces a physical activity session which can include football, dance and tai chi.

 

All sessions are interactive using games, discussion based work and learning resources developed specifically for the programme. Around 1,800 primary school pupils are taking part in the project.

 

For more information on the Hibernian Community Foundation visit their website

 

To win a signed Hibernian shirt from the Scottish Cup winning side of 2016, visit the Scottish Cup Facebook page


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