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Graduates rewarded at the Lane

Posted on 16 December 2011  - 09:00

Tom Huddlestone was on hand to reward the latest group of graduates from the Haringey Playing for Success scheme at White Hart Lane.

The midfielder gave out the certificates and prizes to children from various Haringey schools who have taken part in the educational programme at the Tottenham Hotspur Foundation’s state-of-the-art Spurs Learning Zone during the Autumn Term.

David Lyall, Tottenham Hotspur and Haringey’s Playing for Success co-ordinator, said: “It has been a fabulous term for us. The quality of work on show here today is testament to the energy and enthusiasm the children give to the programme. There have been noticeable changes in their levels of self-esteem and ability in literacy and maths.”


Playing for Success is run by Haringey’s School Standards and Improvement team, using out-of-hours learning to raise attainment at Key Stage Two and Three in literacy, numeracy and ICT.

Over 20 Haringey schools each year have the opportunity to send pupils to the Tottenham Hotspur's Playing for Success. Pupils attend two-hour sessions each week for a total of ten weeks, during which they are offered a unique educational experience where skills taught in school are enhanced and developed.

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.

Tutors and mentors are trained to develop and raise self-esteem. As a result, the Spurs Learning Zone provides a positive learning environment.

The following Haringey schools have taken part in Tottenham Hotspur’s Playing for Success scheme this term:

- Lancasterian Primary School

- St Ann’s CofE School

- St Michael’s CofE School

- St Paul’s and All Hallows School

- Northumberland Park Community School