Golf in the Community

The Wellington College Global Citizenship programme has introduced a new community action project for 2021-2022 – Golf in the Community. The programme introduces young pupils to golf by developing skills across a wide range of subjects. All sessions are games-based, but link to the national curriculum.

Wellington College students have been trained to deliver the five-week programme and have introduced it to local state primary schools. Mrs Kesleigh Barrass, Year 4 class teacher, said:

My class of Year 4s at Wildmoor Heath have thoroughly enjoyed the golf sessions run by Wellington students and staff! The children were engaged and active, both physically and cognitively, at all times. The workbooks were comprehensive and challenging, and the activities were energizing and enjoyable. Children with needs were accommodated and included with no child feeling left out. We were very impressed with the Wellington students who conducted the sessions; they were very respectful and formed healthy friendships with the children.Thank you to Wellington for partnering with us to provide such a wonderful initiative at our school.

Head of Golf, Freddie Edmunds, aims to build opportunities within the community by offering interested local children who participate a chance to join a golf summer school at Wellington College, with the opportunity to receive free golf tuition and equipment. He says:

The Global Citizenship programme is fantastic for outreach in our community and forms a vital platform that allows us to help develop transferable life skills learnt through golf. Ultimately, for those most engaged and committed, we want to support their passion further by offering membership to the Wellington College golf course throughout their junior years.

For more information about the golf programme please contact Mr Freddie Edmunds on FJE@wellingtoncollege.org.uk, or for more details about the wider Global Citizenship programme please contact Mrs Rebecca Park on RXP@wellingtoncollege.org.uk

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