This golf club has been recognised as a ‘key learning destination’ by Children’s University
The Children’s University, an international charity that encourages children to develop new interests outside of the school day, has singled out Brandon Wood Golf Course and Club in Coventry for praise.
The charity says the golf club is a key learning destination for giving children in Coventry and Warwickshire increased access to golfing activities.
Children taking part in Children’s University schemes are encouraged to earn credits by acquiring new skills at learning destinations across the country, with those collecting more than 100 hours worth of points being recognised in an official graduation ceremony.
Brandon Wood joined the network of 90 Children’s University recognised destinations, in which youngsters can attend parent and child sessions on Friday evenings, as well as Saturday sessions and junior golf camp during the half term holidays.
Lewis Baker, PGA golf professional at Brandon Wood, described the Children’s University accreditation as a significant achievement for the club.
He told the Coventry Telegraph: “We have been working closely with a number of schools in the area to encourage participation in sport – most importantly golf – outside of school hours and naturally, the next step for the club was to create a pathway back to the course by hosting activities for children here.
“We’d had a fantastic response in schools from the children. For many, it was their first time experiencing the sport as it isn’t taught on the national curriculum. Yet in comparison to other sports, golf is a valuable sport to learn as it requires a different skill set.
“Brandon Wood is therefore really pleased to be recognised as a learning destination, and we look forward to hosting a number of exciting and challenging activities which will allow children to develop transferable skills.”
Wendy Jackson, community development consultant to Coventry Sports Trust, added: “By helping schools to deliver the Children’s University activity programme, Brandon Wood Golf Course and Club is not only working to boost children’s self-esteem by helping them learn new skills and meet new friends, it is also demonstrating the importance of an active lifestyle.”