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24 October 2014

Hunty and Murph face questions from the youngsters as ITFC Education Programme gathers pace

Daryl Murphy and Stephen Hunt met with children from Piper’s Vale Primary School in Ipswich as part of a new ITFC Education Initiative launched by the Club last week. 

The duo faced questions from Year 5 classes 5L and 5J as the youngsters became journalists for the afternoon, quizzing the players about life as a professional football player. 

The Club provided the class with their very own ITFC notepads and pencils to help the children get into the role of a reporter which they did very well and even managed to get a couple of ‘scoops’ from the players!

But it wasn’t all work. The visit rounded off with the chance to get a few autographs and photos with Daryl and Stephen.

“It was a fun afternoon” said Daryl. “The children had clearly worked hard on preparing lots of really good questions and some of those questions were pretty tough!”

With the support of learning resources created by the Football Club, the pupils will now produce an article either for a newspaper, a football programme or a website from the information they collected from the players. 

The visit aims to encourage real-life learning and is a part of a wider primary-phase Education Programme created by Ipswich Town Football Club and sponsored by the Seckford Foundation. 

The Key Stage 2 initiative focuses on reading, writing and listening skills with schools across Suffolk being invited to become a Friend of ITFC and in return they will receive a range of benefits including; one adult and one junior season ticket for the school to use as a reward incentive for pupils, signed merchandise for fundraising along with coloured posters and a DVD to promote reading throughout the school featuring a number of Ipswich Town players and boss Mick McCarthy. 

For more information about how to get your school involved, please email 

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