“Some people think football is a matter of life and death. I don’t like that attitude. I can assure them it is much more serious than that.”
William “Bill” Shankly OBE
EduKicks uses the momentum and popularity of football to provide a football based teaching and learning curriculum. EduKicks combines football and educational topics to make learning more engaging and enjoyable than traditional methods. EduKicks is also a platform for pupils to increase their football specific skills as well as promoting a healthy and active lifestyle.
How we use football
We currently offer a growing range of products and services to schools, community organisations, charities and private organisations which include:
- EduKicks Personal, Social, Health Education (PSHE) Course – available via EduMove Online September 2016
- EduKicks PSHE mobile App – available to download for FREE on iOS and Android from Monday 4th July 2016
Contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more about what EduKicks can do for your organisation.
- Unique integration of football and education
- Provides opportunity for football loving children to learn in an enjoyable way
- Helps develop key social and life skills subjects in line with the national curriculum
- EduKicks resources and services support and complement current delivery i.e. schools, football academies, community organisations etc.
A practical means of engaging children with academic learning through football: the inclusion case of EduKicks
The power and size of the football industry is undisputable, yet the claims that football interventions promote aspects of social development (including education and social inclusion) remain vague and unsupported by robust theorisation and evidence. Football as a tool for development is crowded with quick fixes, homogenous thinking politicians (who want to stay in power) and a political discourse with limited understanding of social phenomena. These attributes are demonstrated through FIFA as the centre of knowledge.
EduKicks provides an example of critical application to several social needs and utilises the power of football as a tool to engage children with academic education. EduKicks is currently being delivered in the South of England to engage pupils with academic learning and revision during after school and holiday clubs. The feedback from stakeholders confirms that a stress free revision environment facilitates increased test scores, particularly with learners who are disengaged through traditional didactic teaching and revision methods. The scope to increase social justice rationales of EduKicks to football academies locally, nationally and internationally seems very plausible with the added value of developing the whole person through inclusive sport.