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PFS 10-YEAR CELEBRATIONS

Posted on 14 March 2008  - 12:00

Over the last week, various celebratory events were held across the region to mark the 10th anniversary of the Playing for Success initiative.

Over the last week, various celebratory events were held across the region to mark the 10th anniversary of the Playing for Success initiative.

Twelve PfS Centres in the South East and London region committed themselves to a Swap a Centre Week, whereby students travelled within the region to another PfS centre to take part in a one off 10th anniversary programme. The Tottenham Hotspur PfS centre swapped its Year 5 pupils from Risley Avenue School, Haringey, with Leyton Orient PfS Year 5 pupils from Sybourn Primary, Walthamstow.

Pupils from the Spurs PfS group attending Leyton Orient took part in a number of activities including an icebreaker, some role-play in the Brisbane Road dugout, numeracy/literacy games using the fun Educationcity software and made themselves a dance music track, burned onto their very own CD to keep.

The students from the Leyton Orient PfS group attending White Hart Lane took part in activities including a maths challenge, a tour of the stadium, a photostory workshop - which included adding a written commentary to photographs taken around the stadium - and finished with a group quiz. The students were given a copy of their photostories on disc to keep and remember.

David Lyall, PfS centre manager at Tottenham Hotspur, said: “The students from Leyton Orient settled in very well. They showed great enthusiasm for all the activities and had a great time making notes about all the sights around the stadium. They came up with some fantastic ideas and learnt a lot too. It was a really lovely session and I hope we can maintain strong links with the Leyton Orient PfS team in the future.The feedback from our pupils who went to Orient has been good too I think they had a smashing time”