St Michael's Join School Partnership

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16th January 2018

Widnes Vikings are pleased to announce a new School Sport Partnership with St Michaels Catholic Primary School. 

The School Sport Partnership sees schools utilise part of their Sports Premium funding to gain quality coaching and provide special experiences for students throughout every week of the academic year. Pupils will enjoy new opportunities to learn and develop life-skills in unique programmes, which are supported by the Vikings award-winning community team and first team stars. 

St Michaels are a key local partner of Widnes Vikings. Students in the school already enjoy taking part in both the Sky Try programme, which helps introduces children to Rugby League, and Game Changer, a pioneering programme that promotes healthy living and physical fitness to local children. 

As part of this new School Sport Partnership, Widnes Vikings will be backing St Michaels’ ‘Why We Read’ initiative. This has seen the school develop a creative curriculum that encourages their children to make reading a life-long habit. The Vikings first team players, as role models to the children, will be sharing the benefits of reading and some of their favourite books as children.

Liam Clark, Head of Education at Vikings Sports Foundation, says: “It’s fantastic to have St Michaels Catholic Primary School as a new School Sport Partner. By working together, Widnes Vikings and St Michaels have been able to creatively promote physical health, literacy and life skills to the children. This new partnership helps take that success even further.

We have had some fantastic experience in our four year partnership with St Michaels. The Vikings are excited to have this opportunity to further develop our relationship with Mr Loughran, the staff and children, and we would like to thank them for their support.”

Paul Loughran, Head Teacher at St Michaels Catholic Primary School, says: “We are delighted to be furthering our partnership with Widnes Vikings as part of our continued commitment to our children’s health and wellbeing.”

“As a school, we strive to offer a broad, varied and challenging curriculum, alongside a wide variety of extra-curricular activities enabling all of our pupils to receive an excellent school experience.”

“Our children and staff are excited to be working with the Vikings on this innovative partnership and we look forward seeing both our children develop their life-skills, whilst working with this professional organisation. In addition, we are all looking forward to seeing Widnes Vikings having a successful Super League season. ”

For more information on the ‘Widnes Vikings School Sport Partnership’ Programme or any other community initiatives please contact Liam Clark, Vikings Sports Foundation Head of Education by email Liamc@widnesvikings.co.uk or phone 01514952250.

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