Clarets help Burnley youngsters stay healthy

Staff from Burnley FC Sport in the Community, from left, Sam Howell, Rebecca Robertson, Matt Pounder and Abby Illard, talk to children who form the Pupil's Parliament, about opportunities and education, at Burnley Town Hall.

Staff from Burnley FC Sport in the Community, from left, Sam Howell, Rebecca Robertson, Matt Pounder and Abby Illard, talk to children who form the Pupil's Parliament, about opportunities and education, at Burnley Town Hall.

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Schoolchildren from the town’s Pupil Parliament met with Burnley Football Club representatives to learn all about sport and healthy lifestyles.

The youngsters, from primary schools across Burnley, listened to presentations on healthy eating, exercise and disability and equality in sport. They are also planning a project to help people in the community lead healthier lives and the football club has agreed to help implement the scheme if it is feasible.

Mrs Wendy Silvester, teacher at Heasandford Primary School, who set up the Pupil Parliament, said: “I just think it’s really important that primary school children’s voices are heard.

“They are wonderful children with amazing ideas who are going to be the future citizens. They are working already at a young age to make Burnley a better place to live.

“It’s an invaluable experience for them and it enriches Burnley as a community.”