Chesterfield FC Community Trust have entered into a working partnership with Chesterfield’s African Caribbean Community Association (ACCA).
The partnership will see members of the ACCA go in to schools with the Community Trust, educating groups about diversity, race and equality.
Keith Jackson, activities manager at the Trust, said: “It’s a fantastic opportunity to work with an organisation who have been active in Chesterfield for decades.
"They will provide us with a wider offer to schools, to be able to deliver assemblies during Black History Month in October, aimed at educating pupils about diversity and also celebrating the contribution of African and African Caribbean communities in North Derbyshire.”
ACCA’s principal aims are the promotion of cultural, educational and physical welfare, along with celebrating diversity, values which align themselves with those of the Trust. Lud Ramsey, chair of the ACCA, said: “In 2018, we visited 17 schools in the Chesterfield area and we received excellent feedback.
"Working in partnership with Chesterfield FC Community Trust will ensure that we will be able to educate more young people, offering those schools access to the depth of knowledge and experience we have on these important issues.”
As well as offering assemblies in schools, the partnership will see workshops take place with the Trust’s education and wellbeing department, through their Adult Education Programme, Traineeship Course and Substance Misuse Recovery Group.
Pictured pitchside at the recent Chesterfield FC v Boreham Wood are Lud Ramsey, chair of the ACCA, Wills Brady, treasurer of the ACCA and ACCA member Junior Rowe, along with John Croot and Keith Jackson from Chesterfield FC Community Trust.
For more information about the African Caribbean Community Association, you can contact Lud directly on 07958 955929 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For information about the Spireites Schools Partnership, or to book an assembly, please contact Keith Jackson on 01246 925 246 or email email@example.com.