MP Praises Foundation’s Passion for Improving Young People's Lives

Mon 2nd May 2022

A Glasgow MP has praised the community work of the Rangers Charity Foundation following a special visit to mark the start of one of its school-based educational projects.

MP Chris Stephens attended St Angela’s Primary School where pupils enjoyed taking part in the Joy Of Moving programme.

The Joy of Moving project is for children aged 9-10 years old and aims to encourage physical activity, promote nutritional education and build awareness of the importance of a healthy diet and active lifestyle. 

 

The six-week programme, funded by the SPFL Trust, sees primary 5 and 6 pupils spend 45 minutes completing a practical football session and then 45 minutes in the classroom.

They learn about topics related to the body, nutrition, the importance of exercise and information about food groups.

MP Chris Stephens met with Foundation Director Connal Cochrane and Foundation community coaches on 29 April 2022 to find out more about the Foundation’s work in the community and with its charity partners. He said:

“It was wonderful to see kids enjoying themselves at the Joy of Moving session.

"This is the third time I have seen the project in action, and I am always so impressed how the programme engages children in physical activity and encourages them to learn about the importance of staying active and living a balanced lifestyle.

“Rangers Charity Foundation is playing a vital role in delivering this programme and I offer my sincere thanks for inviting me along to their first day of their six-week programme at St Angela’s.

“Since elected, I have been so impressed by Rangers Charity Foundation’s dedication to community engagement and passion for improving the lives of youngsters in our communities.”

Annually 1,800 children in the Glasgow area take part in the programme, encouraging future generations to embrace a healthy lifestyle.

 

Tags: Ministerial visit / joy of moving / community / school children