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Football clubs to teach youngsters about democracy

13/04/2015 Kelly
Children are being encouraged to learn about parliament and democracy thanks to a new partnership between the Football League Trust and parliament's education service.

Yorkshire's 12 professional football clubs will use the sport to teach youngsters about the work of parliament and its relevance to them.

Community trusts will visit schools to discuss parliament, politics and democracy through the themes of gamesmanship, rule-making and active citizenship.

Over 14,000 pupils in primary and secondary schools are to benefit from the initiative over the next six months.

Mike Evans, director of operations at the Football League Trust, said the status football clubs have within their communities means children tend to listen to players and coaches.

"Especially in an election year it is vitally important that children understand the importance of a democratic process and why it is relevant to them," he added.

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