- Syston-based Wreake Valley Academy secure place in the final of the Premier League Inspires Challenge
- Each secondary school had to pitch an idea around youth social action and the theme ‘This is Everyone’s Game’
- Leicester City in the Community will continue to support school until the final in April
- Matt Piper was a guest judge in the newly-formed Inspires Challenge
For the past few months, each of Leicester City in the Community’s Premier League Inspires schools have been planning their social action campaign around the set theme of ‘This is Everyone’s Game’.
During school hours, after school hours and over lunch time – groups have been generating ideas of need they have identified in their community – which are inclusive.
Competing for a place at the final at Leicester City in the Community’s Community Hub, Inspires Coordinator Amelia Paynter explained why Wreake Valley won the club heat.
“It was the longevity of their programme,” she explained. “It wasn’t just a ‘do one event and that’s done’, they have put loads of research into the need of the target group they were looking at.
They want to see a difference in their local community and understand that they can be part of that change.Amelia Paynter Inspires Coordinator
“They were looking at working with the elderly, which looked at getting the wider community involved.”
In the build-up to the final, the Wreake Valley pupils will receive £100 from LCitC to continue to develop their idea and will get expert help from the Premier League.
Meanwhile, there is still plenty of great experience for participants that won’t get to pitch their idea in the final.
Paynter added: “A lot of the participants were identified for being low in confidence or struggling with school.
Leicester City in the Community
“They wouldn’t normally do an event like this, but actually to see them step out and get behind their project and take ownership has been great to see.
“They have really thrived in that and have become really passionate about it.
“They want to see a difference in their local community and understand that they can be part of that change.”
For more on Premier League Inspires, click HERE.
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