Northampton Saints Foundation would like to extend its gratitude to Nene Valley Rotarians, the Growing Together charity and Northamptonshire County Council Children’s Services after rounding off a summer of success for the Study Centre.
During the six-week holiday period, Saints Study Centre ran holiday programmes for children from Earl Spencer Primary, Lings Acadamy, Lumbertubs Primary, and Woodvale Academy.
Over 100 participants enjoyed activities designed to encourage an enthusiasm towards learning as well as boosting social skills and engagement in school work.
For four days a week, different groups attended the Study Centre and took part in a wide variety of pursuits such as science/maths workshops, IT literacy classes, behind the scenes tours of Franklin’s Gardens, Origami, trampolining at the Olympic Training Centre, ten-pin bowling, archery, fencing and plenty more.
“First and foremost, my thanks must go to Nene Valley Rotarians, the Growing Together charity and Northamptonshire County Council Children’s Services, as without their funding our programme would not be able to take place,” said Pete Austen, Saints Study Centre manager.
“One highlight was hosting a drama session that was based around the life of Saints legend Edgar Mobbs, as well as learning and performing a traditional Kiwi ‘Haka’.
“We aim to both give these children opportunities they may not otherwise have, but also to improve their self-esteem and enthusiasm to learn within the classroom environment too.
“To reach over 100 children over the summer is a fantastic outcome, and I was thrilled to see our participants really engaging with such a variety of activities.”