The project focusses on the Spanish Flu, which claimed up to 100 million lives between 1918 and 1919.

Our Under-12s previously worked on a project on the Battle of Passchendaele, which was voted the best in the country, and last year’s diversity project on Walter Tull finished in the top four.

Having conducted research on the Great Flu Pandemic, the Academy youngsters will be educating supporters in the Generation Red Family Zone at Boro’s next home game against West Brom on Saturday October 19, providing information on how best to prevent and limit flu. 

MFC Foundation’s Health Bus will be manned by health professionals from the Childhood Immunisation Team for Durham, Darlington, Teesside and the Harrogate and District Foundation Trust, who are supporting the project, on the day of the game to advise supporters on flu prevention. 

The culmination of the project will see the U12s deliver a presentation on the Flu Pandemic at the Academy later this month.

Two youngsters will also lay a wreath before the match at home to Fulham on Saturday October 26 in tribute to those who lost their lives to the Spanish Flu, including Middlesbrough-born Private Albert Beckett who fought in the First World War.

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