Although only in its first year, The Supporters’ Trust’s Schools’ Initiative continues to develop strongly.
After the success of Dwr y Felin and Llangatwg pupils Gowerton Comprehensive recently became the third school to have GCSE students complete the Trust’s Welsh Baccalaureate Challenge involving devising business ideas to improve the Liberty Stadium experience for young fans.
Last October a number of Gowerton School pupils visited Landore for a Liberty Stadium tour and were introduced to the challenge in an executive box overlooking the football pitch. Their ideas covered aspects of catering, social media and pre-match entertainment and after a further three months working on them back in school they were ready to present their business plans to a panel of judges made up of two Trust Board members and their teacher. On the day however they were delighted to find themselves explaining their ideas instead to Swans legends, and football club ambassadors, Lee Trundle and Leon Britton who listened with interest before quizzing them about their plans in great detail.
Already nearly 400 young people from Neath and Swansea have been introduced to the recent history of the football club and the Supporters’ Trust through this initiative. It seems that those schools already involved are keen to repeat the experience with their next year groups while we are pleased to announce that Dyffryn Taf School in Whitland, Carmarthenshire are to begin the challenge for the first time during May and June. It is hoped other schools will also become involved in the programme later in 2019.
If your school is interested in delivering the Supporters’ Trust Enterprise and Employability Challenge please contact:
Sian Davies (Neath & West) firstname.lastname@example.org
Roger Goodwin (Swansea and West) email@example.com