More than 30 fourth graders from Kathryn Hughes elementary school in Santa Clara romped around the 49ers practice field earlier this week as part of a test run for the 49ers Field Trips program, which is slated to kick-off in time for the new Santa Clara Stadium. Click here to view a photo gallery of the event.
In conjunction with roughly 15 local teachers and administrators, the 49ers have crafted a Field Trip workbook which will be used to promote math and science skills through sports. The workbook has also been formed with the California state educational standards in mind, in order to ensure the children get the most out of their activities, both mentally and physically.
“The objective is to help classroom teachers,” 49ers Youth Football Manager Jared Muela said. “One, we want to help them find new and exciting ways to teach math and science, which is a focus of our workbook. It’s also hopefully a tool for classroom teachers who are now tasked with having to teach physical educations with the budget cuts. We hope to give them a go-to template for activities that are fun and educational.”
When the new stadium opens up in time for the 2014 season, it will include youth learning center at the team museum and Hall of Fame. Until then, 49ers Youth Football will periodically hold clinics at team headquarters and schools throughout the Bay Area to receive feedback and shape the mission of the program.
Stay tuned to 49ers.com for more information as the 49ers Field Trips program is developed in the coming months.
Posted in Announcements | Comments Off