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PFS SPRING GRADUATION

Posted on 2 April 2008  - 12:00

Andros Townsend rewarded graduates from the Spurs Learning Zone at White Hart Lane on Tuesday.

Andros Townsend rewarded graduates from the Spurs Learning Zone at White Hart Lane on Tuesday.

The Academy midfielder was on hand to give out certificates and prizes to children from various Haringey schools who have taken part in the Playing for Success scheme at the stadium’s state-of-the-art educational facility during the Spring Term.

Andros said: “I have only recently left school myself so I realise the importance of education and it’s pleasing to see the Club helping so many local children with their work.”

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.