Jamie said: “It’s good to see so many children making use of the stadium to help with their school work.
“I think it’s even better that they get rewarded at the end of the term for their hard work and I was happy to be part of the ceremony.”
Playing for Success is part of a national initiative co-ordinated by the Department for Education & Skills, 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 Tottenham Hotspur 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.
Jamie O’Hara rewarded graduates from the Spurs Learning Zone at White Hart Lane on Thursday.Our 21-year-old midfielder was on hand to give out certificates and prizes to children from eight different Haringey schools who have taken part in the Playing for Success scheme at the stadium’s state-of-the-art educational facility.