School of Football

What is the School of Football?

The School of Football is first and foremost a project aimed at developing the social and academic skills of young people during their time at high school.  We work on the basis that many skills developed while working in a football environment are transferable to school work and social situations. 

Communication skills, following instructions, being creative and problem solving are skills either naturally acquired or developed when learning to play football, but can also be applied in classroom situations, in the playground or at home. 

For many young children, football is an activity that captures their imagination and brings joy and happiness to their life.  This is why through the School of Football project we use the sport to engage participants in school life as a whole. 

We are currently in our first year of delivering the School of Football program at St David's High School and intend to introduce a new S1 group each year for the foreseeable future. 

If you are interested in being part in the School of Football take the opportunity to attend a series of trials and an interview in the Spring and Summer terms.  Information will be distributed to feeder primary schools and available to any other schools/pupils at request.  

If you require any more information about the School of Football please contact Mr Maxwell in the PE department.