Broughton High School student Charlie has seen his confidence and productivity in lessons increase as a result of being enrolled on the secondary school programme with Preston North End Community and Education Trust.
PNECET delivers the secondary school provision to enrolled learners from Broughton within their own school, with lessons taking place each Monday.
While the programme is delivered at Deepdale for learners from other schools, the secondary school provision continues to provide great outcomes for Broughton pupils.
One such student is Charlie, who comes from a sporting background, with his older brother Ethan signed on professional terms at Preston North End, and another brother being a personal trainer.
With the smaller class sizes being offered by PNECET and the professional insight of tutors, the secondary school provision is supporting Charlie’s passion to learn more about physical education, and as a result has seen him become more confident.
“I love the practical theory of PE,” said Charlie. “I picked this course because I want to feel more engaged and it improves my learning.
“I engage a lot more in lessons when there are fewer people. There’s a lot to learn about in the lessons and it’s more enjoyable than any other lesson and any other course.
“The teachers are very good, it’s very understandable what they are saying. It’s improved my knowledge and there are a lot more skills I can do.”
Broughton High School teacher Paul has also recognised how the programme has benefitted Charlie.
He said: “Charlie is a bright lad, he is a good lad, but this course has brought out the best in him. He comes from a sporting background.
“To give Charlie the opportunity to develop his knowledge of health and fitness, and having the support at home, it is the perfect course for him.
“To see the tutors, Jake and Kieran, coming in on a Monday morning is a great start to the week – it’s much better seeing them with their allegiance to Preston North End. The way they deliver the sessions is interactive and fun and the pupils really enjoy it.”
This story was first featured in our 2020 Impact Report, which you can read in full by clicking here.