London Broncos award winning community project, under the watchful eye of John Keyes, has again had more success in one of the local schools with whom they work closely.
Woodlands Academy were in special measures when the community team first started working with them and have since gone from strength to strength.
One initiative is the school sports partnership where players go into the schools and incorporate both Maths and English alongside Rugby League.
Assistant Head Teacher, Sonia Magan told us, “Woodlands Academy were fortunate enough to work alongside the London Broncos on many projects last academic year.”
“One particular project that had a strong impact on our successful results in Maths last year was the Bronco Maths Booster.”
“Led by Will Lovell, a professional player, pupils combined Maths and Sports in to a fun booster session. Pupils were extremely engaged in the session which consisted of 45 minutes of Maths problem solving questions which were directly linked to their SATS learning followed by a 15 minute Rugby game. This kept our pupils coming back week after week! They were learning all the important stuff in a fun & exciting way!”
“As a result of this partnership, we have had a massive 700% increase in our Maths results when compared to the previous year & our progress for Reading, Writing & Maths combined put us in the top 10 schools in Ealing. We look forward to continuing working with the London Broncos this year & have many exciting projects coming up so watch this space!”
Community Manager John Keyes said, “We were delighted to win the Community project of the Year at this years Championship awards. The work of the School Sports Partnership has been fantastic in enabling so many different initiatives throughout the Borough of Ealing and especially at Woodlands Academy where they had some problems that we were happy to help out with. Winning the award two years out of the last three, shows the great work that the team are doing and also highlights the need for more community projects like this in and around the Rugby League community as a whole.”
London Broncos continue to spread their Community net throughout the South East with now over 23 schools in the London Borough of Ealing being helped by John Keyes and his fantastic team.