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Town Launch New Schools Scheme
Monday, 29th Jul 2019 18:49

Town have launched a new schools scheme aimed at Year 2 pupils in Ipswich and across Suffolk ahead of the new season entitled Class of Blues.

Introduced in addition to the School of the Day initiative which will continue during 2019/20, Class of Blues will see pupils from a particular primary school invited to Portman Road for a tour of the stadium with their visit also including an educational programme allowing the children to further their numeracy, literacy, speaking and listening skills in a football-related environment.

Pupils will receive a certificate commemorating their trip to Portman Road, as well as an adult and junior ticket to attend the next home fixture.

Suffolk Norse are partnering Town for the initiative and have agreed to be the schools transport provider conveying pupils to and from the stadium for the tour.

Class of Blues will initially be run over six games throughout the season, however, this club say this could be increased.

The six fixtures are Tranmere Rovers (Saturday 28th September), Bury (Saturday 2nd November), Accrington Stanley (Saturday 11th January), Peterborough United (Saturday 1st February), Coventry City (Saturday 7th March) and Southend United (Saturday 4th April) with tour dates likely to be the Wednesday preceding the fixture.
Town say it’s at their discretion which schools or academies are selected for the new scheme.

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BLUEBEAT added 19:01 - Jul 29
Please do not forget the West side of Suffolk.... Newmarket, Mildenhall, Brandon, Red Lodge, Haverhill....
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christiand added 20:19 - Jul 29
A really good initiative, it's great to read that the club are still delivering projects like this. Ipswich Town can have a huge impact on local children's learning and it'll certainly be an experience they won't forget!
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runningout added 21:31 - Jul 29
Great plan. Their are Ipswich supporters spread all over the country and beyond, just want to see the old Ipswich Town back.
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alfromcol added 21:48 - Jul 29
What about schools in North Essex, some much closer to PR than a lot of schools in Suffolk???
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Suffolk_n_Proud added 11:36 - Jul 30
This is great. Would like to see a list of schools or information relating to how schools are chosen or how they can apply, however it works. Being from Bury St Edmunds we need more of this especially as I already see Norwich City represents entering the schools round here and my heart would be broken if my 6 year old went that way
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