Project launches

Featherstone Rovers Foundation is launching its first session of its Children in Need project, children from North Feath J&I will be there taking part in a range of activities.
Featherstone Rovers Foundation is launching its first session of its Children in Need project, children from North Feath J&I will be there taking part in a range of activities.
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EXCITED youngsters took to the rugby pitch last week to see how their numeracy skills measured up.

Pupils from North Featherstone J&I School and Ackworth Howard School helped celebrate the launch of Featherstone Rovers’ Children In Need project.

Year five students took part in the after-school programme – funded by a £105,000 grant from the charity – at Featherstone ImpRovers GMB Learning Centre at the Post Office Road ground where they will improve their literacy, numeracy and IT skills.

Amy Campbell, Children in Need learning zone manager for the project, said: “The children have been writing about their first experiences on the course and saying things like ‘it’s been awesome’, or ‘I’ve loved every minute of my first day’.

“We’re hoping this is going to be really successful and I hope the children taking part all enjoy it and continue to improve.”

The start of the three-year project – which targets under-achieving youngsters – saw pupils measure the pitch, fill in questionnaires and create name badges on a computer.

Over the next six weeks students will practice writing match reports, provide commentary for games and interview players.