Master Chef

ARGYLE Community Trust bought in a special guest... its +Sport Move and Learn programme at Pennycross Primary School recently – Plymouth Argyle Head Chef Chris McGuigan.

Chris held a food demonstration and tasting session on healthy living, after which the Community Trust staged some sports in the school, including handball, dodgeball and football. 

The Chef explained what the Argyle players eat on a regular day and why, and the children were given the chance to smell, feel and taste lots of different foods including fruits and vegetables, making it fun to try healthy food. The children’s response to the chef was excellent to see.

Chris said: “The +Sport Move and Learn project is a fantastic initiative to get young people understanding the importance of healthy living and exercise.

“It is crucial to ensuring that this stays embedded with them for life. Using the power of football and role models is a fun way to get young people thinking about healthy living and sport.” 

The +Sport Move and Learn Project is a national school-based educational programme for children aged 9-10 that has been developed by Ferrero, the Football League Trust, and seven Football League clubs across England. The programme encourages physical activity, promotes nutritional education, and builds awareness of the importance of a healthy diet and active lifestyle, using the expertise of the football club to get the important messages across to the pupils.

The programme content has been developed by nutritional and educational experts in line with the recommendations in the Government’s eatwell plate and the national curriculum. The Argyle Community Trust has taken the programme to nine schools in Plymouth and aims to increase this to 15 by the end of the academic year. 

Each school also has the opportunity to be involved in a penalty shoot-out at Home Park during half-time of a match.  

If any schools are interested in taking part, or would like more information about the +Sport Move and Learn Project, please contact Stewart Walbridge at oron 01752 562561, option 4.