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PL Enterprise continues to grow

The season may be over but our Premier League Enterprise project is still operating at full speed, after more schools have signed up to the project in recent weeks.

Our Enterprise team welcomed pupils from Dwr-y-Felin Comprehensive, as well participants from the Cynnydd Project.

Delivering sessions both within schools and here at the Liberty Stadium, the Premier League Enterprise programme aims to develop students’ literacy, numeracy and enterprise skills by using Swansea City AFC as a business model. Additionally, the project also offers football coaching sessions to accompany the in-class work.

“Our first session was great,” said Sebastien Llewellyn, from Dwr-y-Felin after his class received a tour of the stadium. “It is very enjoyable because the activities are really fun and it will help me with my maths score and working in a group,” he continued.

His fellow pupil, Connor Williams added, “I enjoyed making the fantasy football team with all the different players because it used football to help me with my maths.”

It’s not just the students who are enjoying the sessions and noticing the benefits of the project.

“It has been a fantastic day for the pupils, some of whom struggle in class and often feel unable to complete tasks without support,” praised Harriet Williams, Head of Year 10 at Dwr-y-Felin. “The course will encourage and motivate the pupils to see the benefits of gaining skills in literacy and numeracy. This will provide pupils with confidence to develop their skills in a fun and innovative way. What better way to learn than using the super Swans as a real life example!”

Following the session with pupils from Dwr-y-Felin, a group from the Cynnydd Project arrived at the Liberty for their first taste of Premier League Enterprise.

Made up of specially selected pupils from a range of comprehensive schools across Neath Port Talbot, the Cynnydd Project aims to help them improve their learning and key skills.

Additionally, the Project looks to build their confidence and enhance their educational outcomes and the Enterprise project has helped them in this mission.

“I think Premier League Enterprise is an amazing project, which I have seen working well in other schools,” said Stewart Cleaver, one of the Cynnydd Project Workers. “We started one with Cynnydd because I’m sure our pupils’ confidence and self-esteem will be enhanced because of them taking part.

“It really helps our pupils engage with mainstream lessons and will help them do better in school in the long-term,” he finished.

To find out more and to get your school involved, email Graham@scfccommunitytrust.co.uk


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