Learners love football-literacy scheme

July 8, 2014 2:19 pm

STUDENTS visited Wrexham Football Ground as part of their football-literacy scheme.

Year 8 students enjoyed a tour of the ground before watching a video of a match analysis with the leader of the scheme, Craig Knight. The group then split into teams (Boys v Girls) and did a quiz on what they had seen in the football footage; the boys won the quiz. The learners also did a presentation of their own match reports, which they had written at the stadium.

The visit to the football grounds was a fantastic way to end the scheme, which aims at revealing the connection between football and literacy. The programme not only taught the students some fantastic football skills but also developed their literacy through written and oral work.

One Year 8 participant said: “I have never really enjoyed football that much, but after the trip I have started to show some interest in it.

“After taking part in the football literacy programme, I have realised that football is a very competitive game and it takes a lot of training and hard work to achieve a career in football. Thank you to Jay and Knighty for coaching us!”

Rosemary Jones, Headteacher, said: “Congratulations to all the students who took part in the scheme.

“This is a lovely way for us to work with our community. Well done.”