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18 April 2018

Event was designed to help raise awareness of the opportunities available through Higher Education programmes.

  • Dean Trust Wigan and Rose Bridge Academy attended St George's Park.
  • Community Trust have received funding from Greater Manchester Higher.
  • Visit helped to raise awareness of Higher Education to students.

Over 20 young people from two Wigan secondary schools recently visited St George’s Park to learn more about the exciting careers on offer in the PE and Sport industries.

Greater Manchester Higher, a collaboration of universities and colleges working together to provide high quality outreach activities to schools and colleges, have awarded Wigan Athletic Community Trust funding to help raise awareness of Higher Education to students across Wigan.

The visit involved a tour of the facility, which is located in Staffordshire, and involved a series of educational workshops alongside representatives from the University of South Wales.

Adam Sherratt, Education Officer at Wigan Athletic Community Trust, said: “It was a good opportunity for learners who may be unsure about what to do next once they leave school. St George’s Park is a world-class facility so we hope the visit provided them with inspiration.

He added: “We were grateful for the workshops as it gave the young people an opportunity to expand their knowledge, ask questions and to learn more about Higher Education.”

St George’s Park is the English Football Association’s national football centre and is home to England’s teams and the FA’s education programme.

Email Education Officer Adam Sherratt on or call 01942 318090 for more information about the evening.

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