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Graduates rewarded at the Lane!

Posted on 23 April 2010  - 12:00

John Bostock and Andros Townsend were on hand to reward the latest group of graduates from the Haringey Playing for Success scheme at White Hart Lane.    

Graduates rewarded at the Lane!

John Bostock and Andros Townsend were on hand to reward the latest group of graduates from the Haringey Playing for Success scheme at White Hart Lane.

The England youth internationals gave out 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 Spring Term.

Dave Lyall, Tottenham Hotspur's Playing for Success co-ordinator, added: "Playing for Success is an inspirational project. The children attending this term have made incredible progress, not just in their academic levels but in self-esteem too. You can see them buzzing with excitement when they come through the gates of the Club. Graduation is the icing on the cake for them and really celebrates their achievements."

Playing for Success is part of a national initiative co-ordinated by the Department for Children, Schools and Families, which uses out-of-hours learning to raise attainment at Key Stage Two & Three in literacy and numeracy.

Over 20 Haringey schools each year have the opportunity to send pupils to the Tottenham Hotspur's Playing for Success, and 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:

Primary Schools:
- Bruce Grove Primary
- Risley Avenue Primary
- Lea Valley Primary
- St Francis De Sales Primary

Secondary Schools
- Gladesmore Secondary
- Greig City Academy
- Park View Academy
- Highgate Wood Secondary