The Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT) will launch a joint educational initiative with Arsenal Football Club to help children gain a better understanding of tax. The initiative is part of a long-standing commitment by the CIOT to improve school children’s level of understanding of tax matters. This particular project launches during Tax Advice Week on Thursday 19 October.
John Cullinane, CIOT President, says: “This project builds on the work that the CIOT does in schools with TaxTalking and our ‘Challenge the Chancellor’ competition. It continues our commitment to helping young people understand the tax system better.”
The content of the lessons was provided by the CIOT. Arsenal Football Club then tailored it for use in lessons where they teach numeracy.
Robert Ellerby, CIOT Deputy President, says: “It was fascinating to develop a lesson teaching tax in this way. Arsenal Football Club is doing very interesting work in its local community, teaching numeracy and literacy, and it was a pleasure to contribute to the success of this project.”
Arsenal Double Club Coordinator, Scott Cohen, who made the adaptations, adds: “It was really very interesting to develop the topic of taxation using the methods of our successful Double Club initiative. This is another example of how the scheme, which uses football as a medium, can make learning more exciting and accessible.”
The Arsenal Double Club programme works with schools in Islington to teach children between 11 and 13 years of age. It teaches them literacy, numeracy, IT and French. The aim of the programme is to raise confidence in these subjects through teaching material about Arsenal and football.
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Notes to Editors
The lesson will be taught by Rob Ellerby, CIOT Deputy President at St Aloysius’ College.
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