Youngsters receive educational honours at Carrow Road
MORE than 70 schoolchildren were awarded educational honours at Carrow Road on Tuesday, March 26 by Norwich City and England goalkeeper John Ruddy.
The students completed one of two educational programmes from the Norfolk County Council run NCFC Study Centre:
• Double Club, a football-themed educational course which aims to improve English and maths skills as well as football skills – hence the name ‘Double’. Groups of students receive an extra hour of literacy and numeracy a week at their schools, with all sessions themed around football, followed by an hour of football coaching.
• The NCFC Skills Award- an after school programme based at Carrow Road. Student complete NCFC themed challenges which help develop communication, problem solving and team work skills. Best of all students who successfully complete the programme receive the National Junior Achievement Award administered by charity UK Youth.
Students from Sprowston Community High, Woodlands Primary, Cawston Primary, Reepham Primary, Avenue Junior and Larkman Primary schools all received awards.
Katie Ford, NCFC Study Centre Tutor, said: “We were overwhelmed by the turn out, the atmosphere was amazing, we could visibly see the sense of pride and confidence each student displayed. I’d like to say a huge thank you to Norfolk County Council and the Football Club for their continued support.”
The two programmes are currently used by primary, junior and high schools as a Key Stage 2 or 3 intervention course.
Next term, students from Sprowston Community High, Queen’s Hill Primary, Lyng Primary, Broadland High and Dereham St Nicholas Junior schools will be taking part in the programmes.
For more information please contact Jenni Dixon or Katie Ford, at the NCFC Study Centre on 01603 218757.