Local school praises Premier League Enterprise
Morriston Comprehensive School were full of praise for our Premier League Enterprise project and its staff following their recent sessions with the Swans Community Trust run programme.
Two groups of students from years 7 and 8 completed the project’s curriculum that is delivered both in participating schools, as well as at the Liberty Stadium.
Having worked on an array of tasks throughout the four week course - that aims to use the business model of a football club to help students improve their business, literacy and numeracy skills, as well as developing abilities such as team work, public speaking and negotiation – the classes teacher was impressed with what she saw.
“It (PL Enterprise) helps develop literacy, numeracy and entrepreneurial skills,” Mrs Jones said. “The students have different challenges designed to help gain an insight into business and how a Premier League football club works.
The leaders of the project, Graham and Ben, make sure that the students enjoy the experience; no knowledge or love of football is necessary,” she continued.
“A task involving over an hour of maths is disguised as a challenge to make a ‘Dream Team’ for £80 million, using given names of players that have prices and value for money tags. The student has to not overspend, but must get the best ‘value for money’ too.
“Proudly three of our students, year 8 Carwyn Harry, who achieved this alone and team work by Tommy Lee Hennegan Rosser and Owen Jones managed to obtain the highest score anyone has made, including university students who have taken part in the same challenge!” she added.
This comes towards the end of yet another successful season for our Premier League Enterprise in which we’ve engaged with over 450 students from schools throughout the local community. Of these engaged participants, many have improved their attendance, attitude and motivation in school, as well as improving their confidence and self-esteem.
To find out more about Premier League Enterprise and how to get your school involved, email Graham@scfccommunitytrust.co.uk