There was something different for the Riverside last week as the stadium became a short-term home for students from a local school.
Year 7 pupils from Outwood Academy Riverside, a free school based in central Middlesbrough which opened in September, enjoyed a unique learning environment at the home of the Boro.
Students and staff settled into fully-equipped hospitality suites-turned-classrooms for their usual timetabled curriculum as well as additional 'Health Matters' sessions delivered by MFC Foundation.
Developed and delivered by MFC Foundation staff, ‘Health Matters’ looks at all areas of mental and physical health and the importance of living a healthy, active lifestyle. The project uses the power of the football club brand to engage young people in inspiring activities and to reinforce the school's positive ethos.
Melissa Brant-Smith, Principal Outwood Academy Riverside said: “I'd like to give a special thanks to our friends at MFC Foundation and Middlesbrough Football Club for providing us with accommodation.
"We feel incredibly lucky to have this partnership and the students and staff have had a wonderful time. With a special visit from Roary and our very own football shirt we can't thank you enough. What a wonderful experience.”
If your school would like to benefit from the facilities at the Riverside Stadium or to learn more about the programmes MFC Foundation have to offer, please contact us