FC150 PROVES A HIT IN SCHOOLS ACROSS THE REGION!

 

FC150 Literacy workshops have once again proven popular across the area as the club continues to spread the message about the exciting history of Hull FC, during the 150th anniversary year of the Black and Whites.

 

In 2015 alone the FC Community Foundation team has already engaged with over 2,600 children across the Hull and East Riding area, delivering a literacy based workshop to 34 schools about the rich history of the Black and Whites.

 

The sessions have been aimed at Key Stage 3 children aged between 10-11 years old and have included topics such as the formation of the club, The Boulevard, the story of the Old Faithful, the club's three Challenge Cup triumphs as well as the background to a number of the club's greatest ever players.

 

As well as a series of fun and engaging literacy tasks, the workshops have also included visits from first team players including Callum Lancaster to former school Alderman Cogan and Hull FC mascot the Airlie Bird, which as always proved to be popular with students and even staff taking part.

 

The workshops have continued the hard work under taken by Hull FC Heritage Officer Ashley Foster to spread the message about the club's  detailed history, with the club visiting 24 schools at a Key Stage 2 level prior to Christmas 2014.

 

Delighted with the positive response from local schools about FC150, Hull FC Heritage Officer Ashley Foster said, “The response from everyone associated with the schools we've visited has been fantastic. 

 

“It's great to see that even Hull FC supporters are surprised by the fact that we are one of the oldest clubs in the world. 

 

“The children love learning about some of the heroes that have played for the club and this is reflected in the high quality of work that has been produced. "

 

Following the visit to Alderman Cogan School, Amanda Deveaney Literacy coordinator commented, "Thank you for today, the feedback from all the students and staff involved has been really positive."