Vodafone Warriors One Community runs a programme aimed at helping to improve literacy levels and raise interest in reading among children. Konica Minolta is proud to again be the sponsor of this program for 2012.
Vodafone Warriors players will visit four local libraries in Auckland over two days delivering a "reading is cool" message to two classrooms from schools in the area of each library. The players will help the children complete literary activities at stations set up around the library, and will also hand out bookmarks, reading charts and books to the children participating.
The Vodafone Warriors One Community “Breakfast Warriors” programme aims to use our professional athletes to introduce children to some simple fun facts and recipes for Breakfast and to encourage them to also become Breakfast Warriors. This will be achieved by utilising our Community Officers and NRL Players (when possible) visiting schools and delivering a Breakfast Warriors Presentation. The presentation will include some key messages around the importance of Breakfast, playing some simple breakfast themed games and being left a branded workbook.
The workbook will contain some quick, simple recipes the children can make for themselves as well as a Breakfast Warrior contract and scoreboard which they will have to complete over a four week period. Once they have completed their scoreboard they get a Breakfast Warriors Certificate and the school will get to choose one classroom who have been true Breakfast Warrior Champions to attend a Vodafone Warriors home game.
The programme also has the ability to expand in coming seasons with online components where children can have online scoreboards, post their own breakfast recipes and give out prizes for “Breakfast Warrior of the Week”.
The programme has yet to be piloted properly but will be supported by robust monitoring and evaluation provided by Dr Rochelle Stewart-Withers from Massey University in Palmerston North.