LFC and Joie give kids a lesson with a difference

Children from two local schools received a special surprise when they started their school day, only to find out their lessons had been taken over by Liverpool FC first team stars.

Due to the ongoing pandemic, many children are currently having to learn remotely from home via lessons that are being delivered virtually by their teachers.

Logging on to start their virtual history lesson, year six children from Whitefield Primary School were surprised to realise they had a new teacher – Mr A Robertson.

The lessons were organised as part of the latest edition of Kop Kids, which is presented by club partner Joie.  To help deliver the sessions, the players were supported by coaches from the club’s official charity, LFC Foundation. Supporters should also keep an eye out for video number two.

Joie has also donated iPads to both schools to support with lessons inside the classroom, as well as teaming up with the club’s official mascot, Mighty Red, to deliver a bi-weekly Instagram quiz to encourage families to come together and take part. To help support parents teaching their children at home, Joie, the LFC Foundation and Mighty Red have provided these additional resources: http://bit.ly/kopkids

Joie Managing Director, David Welsh, said: “These are tough times for kids – they have had their lives put on hold without any say in the matter. Schools are closed, extra-curricular activities are on hold and they are all missing their friends as well as having to get to grips with learning on line.

“It was our privilege to be able to give some of the kids at Whitefield Primary and St Marie’s Primary, a bit of a treat – they certainly deserve it.”

As part of the club’s community response to the COVID-19 outbreak, the LFC Foundation and the Red Neighbours programme have been working together to support the local community during these unprecedented and difficult times.

The Foundation has been delivering over 50 virtual sessions per week, providing young people, adults and families with the chance to still get active, connect with others and still be a part of the Foundation. From confidence building sessions such as Step Up, to virtual football skills sessions.

All sessions are live throughout the week, with a chance to catch up on the LFC Foundation YouTube channel.

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