Learning is the goal at Brentford FC
New study support centre brings Brentford FC further into the community
Providing the students of Hounslow with a new type of classroom is the latest goal of Brentford Football Club, who are to open a new £150000 Study Support Centre.
Based at Griffin Park, the century-old home of the Bees, the centre will be equipped with the latest in IT and staffed by a qualified teacher. Opening after school hours. Focusing on raising standards in numeracy and literacy but the centres are designed to provide a variety of subjects and standards that can be utilised by the entire school community.
Beginning in 1997 the scheme now has 88 centres nationwide benefitting 85,000 pupils. Hounslow Education Services and London Broncos are also contributing to the costs of the new classroom.
To begin with the new Learning Centre will be set up in the Braemar Road stand. However, the club plan to build at the back of the New Road stand and it's likely more classrooms will be part of any new development.
Club officials are excited to be part of the scheme. "Centres like these are proven to improve pupils' acheivement" said Community Officer Lee Doyle "Schemes like this show that we're serious about putting Brentford Football Club at the heart of the community".
The study centre will open in January 2004.
12 Oct 2003
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