Lads head back to school
Sunderland AFC's Luke O'Nien and Bali Mumba joined Beacon of Light School pupils to learn more about England's patron saint as part of the Building A Stronger Britain Together programme.
Sunderland AFC's Luke O'Nien and Bali Mumba joined Beacon of Light School pupils to learn more about England's patron saint as part of the Building A Stronger Britain Together programme. Luke, Foundation of Light's Building A Stronger Britain Together ambassador, Bali and the Year 11 pupils took part in a workshop about the legend of St George, from his birth in Turkey and mythical fight with a dragon to why the Roman soldier was chosen as England's patron saint by King Edward III.
We were delighted to welcome Luke and Bali to our school and join in with one of our classes. Both were very engaging with our pupils who, being Sunderland AFC fans, were very excited to spend time with some of the players they respect and admire both on and off the pitch.
Denise Taylor, Beacon of Light School PrincipalThe Building a Stronger Britain Together programme is centred in schools around anti-discrimination, tolerance and racism awareness aiming to challenge myths, attitudes, stereotypes, and break down barriers between communities. Foundation of Light is one of 10 sports-based projects across the UK to receive funding to run the project which will be delivered to nine-19-year olds throughout the region.