Hosted by Tottenham Hotspur Foundation Chief Executive Kathryn Robinson, the Minister was given a tour of White Hart Lane and joined in a Learning Zone session with a group of local schoolchildren attending a Black History Month workshop.
The Tottenham Hotspur Foundation last week officially launched the new state-of-the-art educational facility within the stadium.
The new suite will host daily classes of up to 30 local children with access to cutting-edge information and communication technology equipment, digital editing facilities and podcasting technology.
Speaking during his visit, Hugh Robertson said: “Tottenham Hotspur lies at the heart of the local community. This outstanding facility located within such a stadium can only serve as inspiration for young people who can benefit from the many schemes offered by the Spurs Learning Zone. The Tottenham Hotspur Foundation also has an impressive range of initiatives in community development and an outstanding disability programme. In terms of the 2012 agenda, Spurs can play a major role in getting more people, both young and old, able-bodied or disabled, playing sport in the community.”
The new Spurs Learning Zone at White Hart Lane welcomed Shadow Minister for Sport and the Olympics, Hugh Robertson, on Wednesday.