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Stockport County Community Trust, in partnership with club sponsor, Together, has announced the relaunch of its its popular assembly programme in primary schools in the borough.
Through the programme, the club engages with youngsters across the town and also provides free tickets for those attending to come and watch a match at Edgeley Park. This season sees a new format to the assembly, exploring the history of Stockport County and teaching primary school children about the history of the town and famous Stopfordians with interactive games and competitions.
Also part of the assembly, youngsters enjoy a visit from club mascot, Vernon Bear, who provides the children in attendance with his ‘Golden Ticket’ to see Stockport County in action. The session is finished with a special message from club captain, Paddy Marsden.
Dave Wardle, County Community Trust Operations Manager said:
“It has been fantastic to be able to visit our first primary schools last week with Vernon Bear and our assembly team. The reaction to the presentation was brilliant and all the children were fully engaged throughout, particularly enjoying the head-to-head cheering challenge, alongside learning about the history of our club and town.
“Connecting with the local community and engaging children from a young age with sport is so important for their development and we know that many County fans first started supporting County after attending one of our assemblies and receiving a free ticket to come and watch the game.
“We can’t wait to work with more local schools in the future and seeing the pupils cheering County on from the Together stand throughout the season.”