A group of Year 9 students from Longhill High School have been offered a fantastic opportunity to take part in the Premier League Enterprise scheme, which is delivered by Premier League football clubs in partnership with Sport Relief.
Since its promotion to the Premier League, Brighton & Hove Albion has joined the scheme via their Albion in the Community division. The award-winning enterprise scheme aims to help young people in local communities to enhance their life skills, help to improve their educational outcomes and to increase awareness of the world of work.
The students visited the fabulous Amex Stadium to attend the launch of the 10-week programme and spent a very interesting day. Student Toby told us, “We arrived at the stadium with students from other local schools and were first of all given a tour of the stadium itself. We went right to the top of the stands, around the pitch, we saw the home and away dressing rooms and the warm-up station, as well as interview rooms and offices. It was really interesting.”
What did Toby think the enterprise programme would be about? “I think it will teach us about finance and business. Brighton & Hove Albion have the chance to make more profit now that they’re in the Premier League. We talked about possibly expanding the stadium, but they would need to stay in the Premier League to make that possible. They will have to see how that goes.”
“People from the Albion will be coming to work with us in school once a week for about 10 weeks and we will be using the football club as our business model. We haven’t decided yet exactly what our business project will be, but we will be deciding that soon and we will work as a group to come up with our plans.”
“I think it would be very useful to learn more practical stuff in school, about how to deal with money and about business, so I’m really looking forward to being part of this programme.”
Thanks to Premier League Enterprise and Albion in the Community for giving this opportunity to our students and we will keep you updated on their progress.