The Ross County Foundation intends to utilise the funding from The Pebble Trust (County’s Climate Challenge Project) to target P4 to P6 children throughout 14 primary schools in the local area. The programme is based on climate change and aims to raise awareness of the impact this has on the environment. The emphasis will be on learning within an educational and physical sense, through having controlled fun with their school friends within the protection of the school environment. The curriculum will cover important areas of physical literacy, ball mastery, social skills, fun games, fair play and sportsmanship. We hope to target in excess of 2,000 participants over 234 sessions, with each activity period lasting 45 minutes, followed by 20 minutes of theory work. Out with our schools project the Community & Youth department will be liaising with parents of our youth teams to create a car sharing initiative to reduce our carbon footprint by reducing the amount of cars that travel to training and games, furthermore we will also be creating a recycling facility at the club for any old or unwanted kit and boots.
Gordon Duff, General Manager of TRCF said “The club hope that this project will have a lasting effect on the children by educating them on the values associated with taking care of the environment and the effect of climate change. The physical engagement aspect of the project will see increased activity for these young children which will hopefully encourage them to lead a more active and healthier lifestyle as they grow into adulthood.”