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GILLS VISIT SKINNER SCHOOL

19 March 2013

Gills players spread message of water efficiency at Skinner Street School

As part of the GFC Community Trust's continued education programme within local schools, Gills players Ashley Miller and Devante McKain visited Skinner Street School in Gillingham to talk about water efficiency.

The GFC Community team work closely with Southern Water to offer the G.L.O.W. scheme to local schools. The “Gills Learning Our Way” programme provides a community coach within the school for one day per week, who will work with a class group to help with their learning. 

As well as this, the coaches have also worked with small groups to promote water efficiency and help to teach the children about saving water.

During the visit teacher Joe Hopkins and community coach David Sparkes led a short lesson on how we use water in the home, where the children were encouraged to think about all the ways water is used every day and about how they could act to save water. 

Ashley Miller and Devante McKain were also on hand to work with the group.  Joe commented that “the children really appreciate and gain a great deal from having the Gills coaches come into school.  It helps with their concentration and behaviour, and they often look up to them as role models.  Having players come into to visit them is also very exciting and has helped them to learn”.

Head of Community Adam Lawrence organised the visit and said that “bringing players to our local schools certainly helps to create a buzz and some excitement, and involving them in the GLOW programme has a great impact on the children’s learning. 

"The trust has worked closely with our sponsors Southern Water this year to include a water efficiency message, with children having the opportunity to learn about saving water”.

We would like to thank Skinner StreetSschool for helping to organise the visit and Southern Water for their continued support of the GFC Community trust and the GLOW programme.



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