Learning Enters the Super League at Warrington WolvesWarrington Wolves Rugby League Club today played host to the launch of a study support centre that will use young peopleÆs love of rugby league to motivate them to learn.The centre, opened by Pensions Minister Ian McCartney, is part of the GovernmentÆs Playing for Success scheme which teams up sports clubs, local businesses and local government to create an inspirational environment where young people can boost their reading, numeracy and Information Communication and Technology (ICT) skills.Speaking at the launch Ian McCartney said: "I am delighted that Warrington Wolves are at the forefront of rugby leagueÆs involvement in Playing for Success. A successful education system builds pupilsÆ confidence, inspires them to learn and must also equip them with the skills and self-belief they need to achieve their potential. The Playing for Success initiative at Warrington will play an important role in this."Around 40,000 pupils have already benefited from this really important scheme that is engaging children through innovative, effective, targeted support. And we know Playing for Success is working. The latest evaluation published last month by Estelle Morris gave resounding confirmation of that."Playing for Success was launched in 1998. So far 45 football, rugby and other sports clubs have opened study centres with more due to open later in the year. A further 13 are exploring new and exciting ways to link education and sport under the æPlaying for SuccessÆ banner.A recent independent evaluation of Playing for Success confirms that the programme raises pupilsÆ skills in literacy, numeracy and ICT, benefiting both boys and girls equally, and regardless of ethnic background or special needs.
17, Jun, 2002