Community Celebration Evening Success

posted on 28 April 2011

‘The Learning Zone’ and ‘Give it a Try; Aim High’ Wakefield Wildcats Community programmes held their Celebration Evening this week for pupils accessing the provision during the Spring School Term.

Over 130 Pupils and their family and friends from 12 schools were invited to the event which was a huge success.  The programmes, that improve self esteem and promote life-long learning, take place in school, using a bespoke trailer and in our impressive ‘Learning Zone’ and have both been a huge success.

The Learning Zone is part of the ‘Playing for Success’ scheme that is run in partnership with Wakefield Council and the DfE. Whilst the Give it a Try; Aim High project is supported by Children in Need.

Both of these Community programmes also receive support from: Asda Wakefield, Guy Salmon Land Rover Dealership in Wakefield and the Santander Foundation.

Craig Batley Headteacher at Lawefield Primary School said, “The Wildcats do a terrific job in working with young people in the local area and I’m a big fan of what they are doing at the club.  Not only have our children enjoyed visiting the Learning Zone, they have also learnt many new things and had a very positive life experience.”

“The whole ethos is fantastic and I wholeheartedly support the positive approach in which every child is valued for who and what they are.  It is clear that a lot of work goes into developing children’s confidence and team skills and this clearly has long-term benefits for the children involved.  We’re very grateful to the Wildcats and wish the staff the very best for the future.”

The pupils were joined by Matty Blaymire and Julien Rinaldi . To make the night extra special Daddy Cool and Pudsey Bear made guest appearances to entertain the young people.

 Director of Education for The Wildcats Mark Winder added, “As a club we are commited to working in partnership with schools to provide the best outcomes for children and young people.”

“It was fantastic to see so many families attending the event and I look forward to the next one.” 

 Wakefield Wildcats Community Development Officer Gavyn Lightowler who has being running the Learning Zone said, “It was a great night for everyone involved, all the young people deserve all the awards they received they have worked really hard over the past term. I was also very grateful that Matty and Julian gave up their free time to attend the event after having a really tough couple of days with the busy Easter period.”

This is Wakefield. Together We Are Stronger.

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