The Argentine international handed out certificates and prizes to children from six Haringey schools who have taken part in the educational programme, run by Haringey’s Children and Young People Service.
The programme combines the unique appeal of a Premier League football club with innovative teaching to raise attainment at Key Stage Two and Three in literacy, numeracy and ICT.
Pupils on the Playing For Success programme attend a two-hour session each week for a total of 10 weeks at Tottenham Hotspur Foundation’s Spurs Learning Zone.
During these sessions students are offered a unique educational experience where skills taught in school are enhanced and developed. As part of the programme, tutors work with children to develop and raise their self-esteem, which can help to encourage a positive attitude towards education.
Each session is delivered by a trained teacher and assisted by a team of dedicated Learning Mentors, who are recruited locally and represent the balance of ethnic groups within Haringey.
Over 25 Haringey schools each year have the opportunity to send pupils to the Tottenham Hotspur Playing for Success project.
The following Haringey schools have taken part in Tottenham Hotspur’s Playing for Success scheme this term:
• Rokesly Primary School
• Greig City Secondary
• West Green Primary School
• Lea Valley Primary School
• Risley Avenue Primary School
• Welbourne Primary School