Bangor City Community Sports the Community partnership between Bangor City FC and Vi-Ability recently launched its unique and innovative Love Football Count The Game project with Ysgol Y Parc in Holyhead. This new programme was recently written by Community Officer Ethan Ray and piloted in schools during the 2014-2015 Academic Year.
The Count The Game project utilises the same ideology and methodology as Bangor's literacy scheme 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 90 minute sessions, 45 minutes classroom based maths session and 45 minutes practical football session. Through the 6 sessions the participants engage in the development of numeracy skills through utilising football topics e.g. scores, attendances etc. to not only develop and improve their maths skills, but also facilitate and encourage engagement with the subject.
The scheme is being delivered with the primary section at Ysgol Y Parc which is seeing Bangor City's Community Coaches running the project for 3 classes: Year 3 + 4; Year 4 + 5 and; Year 5 + 6 .
Bangor City's Ethan Ray said “It is fantastic to be continuing to work with Ysgol Y Parc, after delivering an Early Years Sport project last year, Rhian (the Head Mistress) was keen for us to deliver one of our educational schemes at the school, and picked Love Football Count The Game as the best fit for the school's needs. It is a great school to work in partnership with and we look forward to continuing to work at the school in future”.