Bangor City Complete its 6 Week Numeracy Scheme in Holyhead
Bangor City Community Sports the Community partnership between Bangor City FC and Vi-Ability this week completed its unique and innovative Love Football Count The Game project with Ysgol Y Parc in Holyhead. This new programme was kicked off at the school on Tuesday 3rd of November with the final sessions being delivered this week on 15th December.
The Count The Game project utilises an ideology and methodology whereby the programme uses the motivational and developmental power of football to engage children within Numeracy Development. This scheme is delivered as a set of 6 x 1.5 hour sessions, 45 minutes classroom based maths session and 45 minutes practical football session. Through the course of the 6 sessions the participants engage in the development of numeracy skills through studying mathematical problems relating to football topics e.g. scores, attendances, money, prices etc. This helps to not only develop and improve their maths skills, but also facilitate and encourage participation with the subject by using a different, more engaging medium, in this case football.
The Project enables the participants to improve their numeracy skills through not only developing their mathematical ability but also through inspiring and motivating the participants to be more interested in maths. The project at Y Parc was delivered with the primary section which saw Bangor City's Community Coaches running the project for 3 classes: Year 3 + 4; Year 4 + 5 and; Year 5 + 6, with between 90 and 100 pupils engaging with the sessions every week.
Bangor City's Ethan Ray said “this has been a fantastic project to deliver at Y Parc, the pupils have enjoyed every week, it has provided them the opportunity to develop their numeracy skills in a different way and inspired to engage more with the subject. Y Parc is a great school to work in partnership with, the pupils were fantastic, a real credit to the school and teaching staff, always keen to participate and we look forward to continuing to develop this partnership in the future”