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Project information

Football for Education: FBB Holiday Programme

FBB transforms the attitudes and aspirations of the disadvantaged students we work with. The holiday project will provide the opportunity to increase our involvement with the students and achieve consolidation of term-time impact and reinforcement of positive behavioural attitudes and performance.

April 2019 - April 2019

Charity information: Football Beyond Borders

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  • Need


    During the term-time we work with disadvantaged children with behavioural issues who are at risk of exclusion. During the holidays these children may experience ‘holiday hunger’ without access to free school meals and become disillusioned due to limited holiday opportunity and stimulation, called ‘summer learning loss.’ This holiday period of inactivity may lead to deterioration in the progress achieved by FBB during the term-time. We want to use the programme to prevent this from happening.


    The FBB designed holiday project will be available to enthusiastic children already engaged with FBB during the term-time. The children will participate in a project aimed at identifying whether there is adequate investment in football in their community. This will involve participation in focus groups, self-guided research and practical activities, culminating in the compilation of a final product for presentation. The classroom learning will be supplemented by football sessions

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    Improvement in attitude to learning


    » Delivery of FBB’s football-themed project-based curriculum
    » Delivery of public showcase for parents and FBB supporters
    » Provision of personalised feedback and supporting resources.

    What success will look like

    Self-assessed likert survey at start and end of project

    Aim 2

    Improvement in literacy skills


    » Daily reading and writing as part of FBB’s football-themed curriculum
    » Provision of personalised feedback focused on development of literacy.
    » Provision of additional football books for student reading outside of session

    What success will look like

    Reading age test completed at start and end of project

    Aim 3

    Increased physical activity


    » Daily coaching and playing football sessions
    » Delivery of FBB’s character based coaching methodology

    What success will look like

    Upshot evaluation and monitoring software completed at end of each day to track activity levels

  • Impact


    The long term aim is to prevent students from low income backgrounds falling behind their better off peers during the holidays. Involvement in the FBB holiday project will enable them to continue to access the school curriculum upon their return to school. We will gauge the success by liaison with the class teacher to assess whether the children who have attended demonstrate maintaining the term-time improvements in behaviour and enthusiasm for project-based learning.


    There is a risk that some of the identified children may not attend. We have dealt with this by requiring pupils to apply to be accepted on our programme and liaising with the parents of the selected children to ensure that the parents are supportive.
    There is a risk that some of our delivery staff may be unavailable for some unanticipated reason. We have addressed this by identifying back-up workers.


    Donors to this project will receive an email report detailing the activities undertaken and outcomes of the project. This will include data on attendance and activities completed as record by Upshot, case studies and progress against our target outcomes.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £6,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £1,200 Delivery Head of Education - Delivery
      £480 Preparation Material preparation, school liaison, evaluation
      £1,800 Delivery 2 x Educational assistants
      £100 Delivery Volunteer expenses
      £450 Breakfast Breakfast for the children
      £750 Lunch Lunch for the children
      £500 Rental Classroom and pitch
      £720 Admin and kit Printing, balls, cones, chromebooks x 2
  • Background


    The project will be based in an area of social disadvantage in south east London. Our participants will be from low income, often single parent, families in deprived areas and they attend poor performing schools. They are faced with a range of daily challenges which include alcohol and substance abuse at home, exposure to violence, involvement in gang activity, and general lack of hope and low self-esteem.


    The children who will benefit are from low income backgrounds with challenging behaviour and poor school performance. Study after study demonstrates that tailored, early stage, intensive, educational interventions are the most effective to break cycles of financial deprivation for young people from financially deprived backgrounds. This project will enable us to maintain FBB’s link with the children during the holidays when they are at risk of falling further behind their wealthier peers.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    We have been running our FBB schools programme since 2013 and now deliver it to 400 students each week across 31 school projects. We have refined our teaching style and now rely on child-friendly project based learning techniques and have designed a holiday specific programme. The selected children will have been working with us during term-time and will want to attend. We have experienced, inspirational staff to run the project.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Tom Bateman

    Tom is a partner to FBB. Tom has 5 years experience of teaching and is Head of Year 9. He leads on the design of FBB schools programmes.

    Joseph Watfa

    Joe is a full-time member of staff. Joe has 3 years experience of programme implementation and will assist with parent and school liaison.

    Jack Reynolds

    FBB Head of Operations will be responsible for budget management, evaluation and monitoring.