Town’s Club Ambassador visits Old Bank School
Huddersfield Town’s Club Ambassador Andy Booth dropped into school partner Old Bank Junior, Infant and Nursery School to congratulate pupils that have just completed a 10 week reading course.
A group of pupils from the Mirfield-based school were presented with certificates by Town legend ‘Boothy’ for completing the course, which has helped them improve their reading standards.
Boothy sat with the pupils and discussed the importance of reading and literacy before moving into the gym for a quick penalty shootout competition to reward them for all their hard work!
Andy told htafc.com:
“I was delighted to go down to Old Bank and help congratulate their pupils for all their hard work on their reading project; it’s one of the more rewarding aspects of my role.
“These children had clearly put a lot of effort into this project and they fully understood how important reading is.
“They were all very excited about Huddersfield Town and were keen to talk to me about next season too!”
In just two years Huddersfield Town has actively formed closer links with local schools through the School Partnership scheme.
The scheme provides schools with support sessions, sports equipment and coaching days free of charge courtesy of the Club’s Football in the Community department.
Involvement in the scheme is totally free of charge to any school who wants to become an official Huddersfield Town Partner School. The scheme has five tiers of commitment which means schools can participate at any level they desire.
The aim of the partnership is to formalise all the offerings Huddersfield Town currently make to schools in one service through the Club, FITC and support sessions. It will also provide schools with assistance during the recession through 'cashback' schemes, student rewards, player visits and school kits provided by Huddersfield Town.
For more information contact Rachel Taylor, Schools Co-Ordinator on 01484 484113 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.