Wakefield Trinity Wildcats ‘Learning Zone’ exists to work in partnership with local schools in order to complement their work in raising standards and seeks to make a significant and positive contribution to the learning culture in the community of Wakefield and District.
We aim to provide a positive experience for individuals and an opportunity for young people to develop fresh identities as learners.
In working towards these goals we will make full use of the positive effect created by the association with the successful Super League Club, Wakefield Trinity Wildcats.
We place the building of positive self-esteem and self-belief at the heart of our practice. We are aware that self-esteem and self-belief are not inherited, they are learned. Through placing young people in a supportive environment, with good role models and with work programmes which are achievable, we aim to develop those positive self-images. It is our intent to organise for success so that any and every young person can succeed. Our interactions with young people at group or individual level are based on positive communication and praise.
For those who attend The Learning Zone, our aim is to increasing their self-esteem, motivation and re-engaging the young people to learning, by providing an alternative learning environment that is vibrant and exciting. The young people will complete activities which are exciting, fun and stimulating, using The Wakefield Trinity Wildcats as a theme. Some activities incorporate literacy, numeracy and ICT, therefore helping to improve their skills in these subjects. We also teach the young people about “Healthy Living/Healthy Life Styles” to give the young people the knowledge to make healthy life choices.
Win and Grin with the Wildcats Programme
We offer schools the opportunity to send groups of 10 pupils along to the Wakefield Wildcats Learning Zone to participate in the “win & Grin with the Wildcats” programme (The programme consists of six two hour sessions).
We have a mini bus which collects the children from schools at approx. 2.30p.m. (Hopefully avoiding the rush hour traffic) or at a time which is convenient. The mini bus will then return the children back to school at approx. 4.45p.m. The aim of the programme is to engage the children in activities which they will find exciting, fun and stimulating whilst helping to boost their confidence and self esteem. The course does not incur any cost to the schools.