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Schools across Sussex are being given the chance to win a PE lesson with a pair of Brighton & Hove Albion footballers.

The Seagulls’ official charity, Albion in the Community (AITC), is offering classes at local primary schools the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to host a PE lesson involving a player from the Seagulls’ Premier League squad and one from the FA Women's Super League 2 team.

All classes have to do to be in with a chance of winning is take a photograph that best...

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Schools across Sussex are being given the chance to win a PE lesson with a pair of Brighton & Hove Albion footballers.

The Seagulls’ official charity, Albion in the Community (AITC), is offering classes at local primary schools the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to host a PE lesson involving a player from the Seagulls’ Premier League squad and one from the FA Women’s Super League 2 team.

All classes have to do to be in with a chance of winning is take a photograph that best illustrates a class’ support for the Seagulls and what Brighton & Hove Albion Football Club means to their pupils. It could be a blue and white themed class selfie; the pupils spelling out BHAFC on the school field; or a photograph of an Albion-themed classroom display. The more creative the better.

The competition celebrates AITC’s on-going work with local schools. The charity worked with 129 schools across Sussex last year, delivering after school clubs, healthy eating programmes and football-themed numeracy and literacy work.

AITC also provides PE support to a growing number of primary schools. In fact, more than 50 local teachers benefited from working with AITC last year, with the charity’s qualified staff helping teachers improve their confidence and competence to deliver PE.

The overwhelming majority (96 per cent) of teachers rated AITC’s support as excellent or good and 70 per cent of teachers said they had become more confident in delivering PE as a result of working with the charity.

For many primary schools the high-quality support offered by AITC is vital in helping local pupils get active. Recent research shows that locally just 23 per cent of boys and 20 per cent of girls are meeting national recommended level of activity.

To counter this, the government has increased the funding that schools receive for PE and sport and AITC’s PE support programme is an effective and eligible use of those increased school funds.

Paul Williams, the charity’s schools manager, said: “We are delighted to be able to offer this exciting opportunity to local schools and are really looking forward to seeing the innovative and imaginative ways in which schools are using Brighton & Hove Albion to inspire their pupils.

“We’ve seen our PE support programme have a hugely-positive impact on pupils, teachers and schools across Sussex and look forward to working with many more schools over the coming year.”

How to enter:

Any school that wishes to enter must submit a photograph (a JPEG image at least 1MB) that best illustrates a class’ support for the Seagulls and what Brighton & Hove Albion FC (BHAFC) means to their pupils. The judging panel will look for entries that demonstrate how the school has used BHAFC to inspire their pupils to get active, develop healthier lifestyles and boost learning across the curriculum.

Entries must be submitted via email to: schools@albioninthecommunity.org.uk with the subject heading: AITC Schools Competition.

All entries must be sent by an employee of the school and the email message body should include: a contact name; job title of contact; contact email address; the name and year group of the class that would be eligible to receive the prize; full postal address for the school; and school Twitter handle (if the school has one).

For full competition terms and conditions can be found online HERE or email: schools@albioninthecommunity.org.uk.