Wolston golf club helps children get into the swing of things

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A golf club is going a fairway to encourage children to practise their swing after joining an international scheme which aims to boost extra-curricular learning.

Wolston-based Brandon Wood Golf Course and Club has been recognised as a key learning destination by Children’s University, a scheme which awards children aged five to 14 for participating in learning activities outside of the school day. Children taking part in the scheme are given a ‘Passport to Learning’ which encourages them to earn credits by learning new skills and participating in extra-curricular activities available at venues – called ‘learning destinations’ - across the country.

Brandon Wood is the first golf club in Coventry and Warwickshire to join the network of 90 Children’s University recognised destinations, giving school children in the area more access to a range of golfing activities.

Children will be able to attend parent and child sessions on Friday evenings, as well as Saturday sessions and junior golf camp during half term holidays – which will include numeracy workshops that are run between 9am and 3pm to reflect a typical school day.