Do you love Football? Do you love English? Well, we have something for you.
Once a week Scholars FC, which is an extra-curricular football and English group, meets on a Friday. A number of boys from Years 9 to 12 are involved where they develop their analysis, reading and writing skills through playing football. The best of both worlds
At the end of last year, Mr Archbold wrote a piece about Scholars FC for The Blizzard which is “Football journalism for people who think about the game more than everyone else.”
Enjoy a snapshot of the article.
There’s a passage near the end of Jonathan Wilson’s new book The Barcelona Legacy in which Ruben Jongkind details the aim of the Cruyff Football project’s work with the Beijing Montessori Institute, asking “How can we develop total humans? Not only the player but the player who has also the behavioural characteristics of a Cruyffian footballer such as creativity, problem-solving skills, positive growth mindset, self-regulation skills, respect, thinking outside only the small world of football, helping others to become better. How can we connect the educational process to football and take football as a point of departure for education?”
Read more of the article Mr Archbold wrote here (Page 4)
If this is something you are interested in, go and have a chat to Mr Archbold or Mr Van Heerden today.