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JOINT FOOTBALL CLUB AND COUNCIL APPOINTMENT TO EDUCATION POST

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A new education project manager has been jointly appointed by Ipswich Town ...
A new education project manager has been jointly appointed by Ipswich Town
Football Club and Suffolk CC.
Sacha Frost will be based in Ipswich Town Football Club at Portman Road. Her
role will be to develop and expand the use of the football club and stadium
as an learning resource for Suffolk schools and their pupils.
The appointment comes as part of a national initiative, Playing for Success,
which aims to help young people learn in the context of a professional
football club. Ipswich Town Football Club is working with the county council
and the Suffolk Education Business Partnership to expand its community
education links.
The club will be providing classrooms with ICT resources and are hopeful
that as this project goes from strength to strength that the facilities will
develop yet further.
Roger Fern, senior adviser for professional development services at the
county council's education department said: 'On behalf of Suffolk schools,
the department is delighted to be in partnership with the Football Club. The
club shares the education service's vision for raising achievement of boys
and girls throughout Suffolk. The study centre, about which more information
will become available in the next two months, is not just for pupils living
in Ipswich, nor is it only for supporters of Ipswich Town Football Club!'
Speaking of her new role, Sacha Frost said: 'The football club already has a
strong community team and a big out-reach programme into schools. We can use
the medium of football to help pupils work on their literacy, numeracy and
ICT skills.'
David Brooks, community projects manager at the football club added: 'This
year will see the club visiting over 250 schools and have come into contact
with approximately thirty thousand children through our community
initiatives. The power of the Ipswich Town Football Club brand is being used
extensively in such difficult issues as bullying, truancy, racism, etc and
we are passionate about continuing the extensive work in supporting the
education authority in helping to raise the levels of achievement in
schools.'
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