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Arif's Story

Our new football pitch has helped me settle in my new school.

Sam 3720

Football is brilliant, I made friends with Taha!

Arif started at Lancasterian School in September 2016. Arif was quite shy. When he first came we didn’t have a safe place to play football. Our new football space has helped him to make new friends, not just the ones in his class. 

Now we have a safe space for football, it can be offered every day. Arif enjoys being physical at break time and lunchtimes, it has helped him to settle better in class. Arif is also more confident at lunchtime and talks to other staff at the school that he doesn’t work with in class. Arif says “Football is brilliant, I made friends with Taha!” 

He is currently working on keeping the ball low - as he has a mighty kick! 

Like hearing about Arif's experience? You can find more experiences from the children on our blog.