Projects team up to launch new initiative
Two of the Swans Community Trust’s projects teamed up this week to deliver a new initiative at Pentrehafod School.
Entitled Enterprise Champions, the initiative saw our Premier League Enterprise and Premier League Schools projects come together to deliver an engaging new programme to current Year 6 pupils who will be joining the Secondary School this September.
Aiming to develop enterprise skills, increase physical literacy and enjoyment of sport, as well as to give the youngsters a chance to get to know their new classmates before term starts, Enterprise Champions saw the youngsters take part in a Dragons’ Den style challenge, as well as football coaching sessions.
The event witnessed the two projects engage with approximately 180 pupils who were set the task of devising a business plan to increase Soccer Camp sign ups, before taking part in a football tournament. The winning team of each were then presented with Swans shirts by Club Ambassador Lee Trundle and mascot Cyril.
“Enterprise Champions is a fantastic new initiative and it’s brilliant to see the kids building friendships that they can carry on when they go to Comprehensive School full time in September,” said the PL Schools Coordinator, Thomas Williams.
“The pupils had an opportunity to develop new enterprise skills, which will help them with their big move to Secondary School in September,” added Graham Smith, our PL Enterprise Coordinator. “Alongside that, having the chance to enjoy some top quality football coaching and enhance their physical literacy has been a fantastic way for them to get to know their new classmates.
“Having PL Enterprise and PL Schools working together like this really enhances the events Swansea City AFC Community Trust can offer to our local neighbourhood,” he continued.
Chris John, Pentrehafod School’s Welsh Baccalaureate Coordinator, said; “Year 6 transition pupils had a thoroughly enjoyable experience whilst learning skills that will prepare them for the future. The combination of developing enterprise skills and football coaching was a winner and the day was rounded off perfectly with a visit from Lee Trundle and Cyril the Swan.”
To become a Premier League Enterprise School and host a transition day, please contact Graham@scfccommunitytrust.co.uk or call 07469158112