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Elm Wood Primary School

Manchester United Foundation

We are part of the Manchester United Foundation Partner Schools Project. 

The objectives of the Foundation are to take Manchester United to the heart of the community and develop young people to achieve their potential.


Lunch Time Football Skills - Whole School

At lunch time our children have been able to work with coaches from the MUFC Foundation.

Reading Stars - Year 5 & 6

Year 5 & 6 have been enjoying an after school reading club this term with coaches from the MUFC Foundation.

Something to Chew On - Year 3 & 4.

As part of the educational programme, children are taught how to choose, cook and eat safe, healthy food.   As well as classroom sessions, Something to Chew On implements practical activity covering football, fitness and controlling body movement.

The programme sets out to get five key messages across to the children:

• Eat breakfast
• Exercise more
• Eat a balanced diet
• Keep hydrated 
• Wash your hands

Teaching activities are supported by a high quality resource pack and DVDs.

Findings from independent research show that after taking part in the programme had significant benefits on children's health and knowledge about healthy eating:

• 27% more children were positive about eating fruit and vegetables 
• 91% of children identified crisps and cake as foods high in fat and/or sugar after the programme.


Move With Manchester United - Reception/Key Stage 1.

Each primary school will receive 10 weeks of physical literacy provision for Key Stage One pupils. Over the course of the programme five pupils who have shown significant technical and social improvements during the sessions will be invited to attend the ‘Move With Manchester United’ festival. The festivals are held at Old Trafford at the end of each term where pupils will take part in an educational and physical literacy session with the chance to meet Manchester United mascot Fred the Red.