A PRESENTATION on ways to improve female attendance at football matches delivered by pupils from Fearns was picked as the best.
At Burnley Football Club, Year 9 pupils have been working with the Football in the Community team on a number of projects.
As part of the Premier League Enterprise Challenge, a team of four girls, Theola Whittaker, Delta Eaton, Lizzie Mawson and Amy Evans, competed against teams from schools in Burnley, Pendle and Rossendale to devise a strategy to improve diversity at football matches.
Head of PE Mrs Jackson said: “The course has been run over 10 weeks in conjunction with the Premier League and the pupils had to look at all aspects of the game including finance, business, profit and loss and marketing.
“The team will now compete in one of two North ‘play offs’ at Anfield against other wining schools representing Manchester City, Liverpool, Newcastle and Everton.
“If they win through to the final it is being held in London.”
Year 9 pupils also completed the Premier League Enterprise course and will get the opportunity to work further with the club in the New Year.
Ten Year 8 pupils have been involved in a further project at Burnley called Achieving Moor.
Mrs Jackson explained: “The programme is based around increasing confidence and aspirations, behaviour, attendance and resilience.
“The pupils have been attending for two hours on a Tuesday and the first hours is spent in a classroom and the second is on physical activities.”
Kenzie Ridgway scored the most points and won tickets to see Burnley v Tottenham on December 23.