A group of pupils on the Achieve programme are going on an exclusive trip to Wimbledon after winning a tennis tournament in Swansea.
The Pontarddulais School team beat off competition from Cefn Season and Dylan Thomas schools in the tournament, which was organised by the Tennis Foundation and Swansea Tennis Centre. Swansea Tennis Centre manager Owain Rees, said,
The teams had been practicing for the tournament for several weeks. Beforehand, many of the group weren’t interested in PE lessons because they didn’t like traditional school sports like rugby and netball. The opportunity to play tennis was really well received, and kept the pupils engaged throughout. Laura Wilcox, Teacher, Pontarddulais School, said,
14 year old Jamie Thomas was part of the winning team from Pontardulais School. He says,
Our Achieve programme provides flexible provision for pupils experiencing challenges in school to help them excel in education and prepare for future employment.