Enterprise project kicks off for another year
Swansea City Community Trust’s Premier League Enterprise project has kicked off again for another school year.
After the project’s most successful year to date, Enterprise is back for a fourth consecutive year and is looking to continue the great work it does in schools across Swansea.
“We’re really excited to be kicking off Premier League Enterprise for its fourth season,” said the project’s co-ordinator, Graham Smith. “Year on year we’ve seen the project develop and work more effectively with young people right across the Swansea area.
“We’ve built fantastic links with local schools and really appreciate all the enthusiastic support we receive from the staff we work with."
Designed to engage, inspire and unlock students’ potential, Premier League Enterprise helps students to get to grips with the basic principles of business, enterprise and entrepreneurship, whilst supporting the Welsh curriculum and the Welsh Baccalaureate, therefore making it valuable to both schools and pupils alike.
Participating with 460 pupils from 13 schools last year, Premier League Enterprise found that 86 per cent of its participants reported improved teamwork and problem solving skills, whilst 61 per cent reported an improved attitude and motivation in school.
Launching the project’s sessions this year were pupils from Dylan Thomas School who have recently signed up to Enterprise.
“It’s been great,” said Emily, during the student’s first lesson at the Liberty. “We have been learning about the business behind the scenes at Swansea City Football Club.”
Her teacher, Mrs Christie added: “We are hoping that the Enterprise programme will help to build our pupils’ confidence and help them to be more organised, whilst pushing themselves to do more rather than just doing what they can get away with.
“It’s been brilliant and the tour was something some of our students would never have had the opportunity to experience.