Youngsters shine at awards night

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Youngsters were rewarded for their hard work at Featherstone Rovers’ annual learning zone presentation night.

The project, run by Featherstone Rovers Foundation, has seen more than 1,000 children take part in after-school activities at the club.

Children developed literacy, numeracy and ICT skills by taking part in six weeks of sessions in the club’s learning zone.

Amy Hardman, acting head of community at the club, said: “It was an incredible evening for our project and Featherstone Rovers Foundation.

“It was definitely our biggest and most successful presentation night to date.

“I would like once again to congratulate all the children who have taken part in the project and thank everyone who made this evening.”

The project, launched in April 2012, also involved youngsters holding a press conference with first-team players and head coach Andy Hay.

Awards given out at the ceremony last Thursday included 100 per cent attendance and star performers.

BBC Children in Need mascot Pudsey and Rovers’ club mascot Bluebeard also joined the hundreds of proud parents at the event.

For more information on Featherstone Rovers Foundation, the BBC Children in Need learning zone project or other projects the club runs, email Amy Hardman on amy.campbell@featherstonerovers.net or visit the club’s website at www.featherstonerovers.net