Lifelong learners in sustainability

Sustainability Lifelong learners

The Lifelong Learner programme is an opportunity for the boys’ youth Academy players to develop and learn about life outside of football, giving them the skills and knowledge to become well rounded individuals, regardless of whether or not they become professional footballers.

During half term, Emirates Stadium once again held an afternoon with the under-12s, under-13s and under-14s from Hale End. The boys were treated to various activities at the stadium based around sustainability and what the club is doing to reduce its environmental impact. While one of the age groups visited the Arsenal museum to learn about the history of the club, another was taken on a tour of the stadium and the third completed a workshop. 

En route to the museum, groups were able to stop and admire the new statue of Arsène Wenger and note the garden that we have built using recycled plastic and composted food waste. The stadium tour took in the usual highlights of the changing rooms and pitch side, but they were also treated to a behind the scenes look at some of the more operational areas, including the waste sorting area, where the matchday waste is hand-sorted by a team of our cleaners! 

The under-13 and under-14 age groups participated in workshops to learn about renewable energy and climate change respectively, which were expertly led by Football For Future, and across the afternoon each team was able to participate in two of the three activities while at the Emirates Stadium. 

The Lifelong Learner programme continues to provide a strong foundation for all our Academy players by supporting the development of Strong Young Gunners, with respect, discipline and humility.

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