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Dunny and John are happy to invest in the best
The popular midfielder founded Streets UK – which stands for Sports To Radically Educate Everyone To Succeed – along with John Magee.
Having already run two highly successful programmes, the latest, entitled Invest in the Best, using the universal language of sport as a vehicle to engage with young people and focuses on helping students progress and improve their grades.
The Year 10 pupils, all specially selected by Darwen Vale, came out of the programme with a new sense of belief to work that little bit harder to be the best they can.
The Invest in the Best programme came with an AQA qualification.
Dave Hallam, deputy head at Darwen Vale, said: “The overall feedback from the staff and the students has been extremely positive and we look forward to working in partnership with STREETS UK for the future development of our students.”
Invest in the Best programme is the third programme following on from Wise Monkey for primary schools and also the Chapters Programme for secondary schools and training providers.
All three have used sport to get the message across.
The sports range from Table tennis to dodgeball and Zumba to Badminton – working in partnership with Blackburn Rovers Community Trust and other community and business partner's, including Energy Zone, Roman Road.
Magee said: “We are extremely grateful to know that we are having such a positive impact on the young people who take part in the STREETS programme.”