We welcome Primary 5 pupils from Newark and St Andrew’s Primary schools next week as they begin their journey in the Greenock Morton Literacy Trail, in partnership with Inverclyde Council’s Attainment Challenge Team and McGill’s Buses.
The Literacy Trail is aligned to the Scottish Curriculum for Excellence and focuses on experiences and outcomes in talking and listening.
We use the everyday running of a football club as a unique learning environment and context to relate learning material.
The Cappielow board room becomes the classroom for four weeks in which children take part in interview analysis, press conference and match commentary workshops.
Gordon McKillop, Morton in the Community operations manager comments: ‘The Greenock Morton Literacy Trail is a fascinating project. Children come to Cappielow and learn through football. Teachers tell us we are engaging children in literacy who wouldn’t otherwise without the unique learning experience of Cappielow, Greenock Morton and football on the whole.
‘Children come to Cappielow on the McGill’s Morton FC team bus. Not only is this support giving the project more sustainability but gives participating children a wonderful and unforgettable experience.
‘McGill’s have become a key project partner to the Greenock Morton Literacy Trail and we look forward to our work together for years to come.’
Rachel Stewart, McGill’s Buses marketing assistant: ‘McGill’s is delighted to supply transport for Morton Community’s Literacy Trail, for the second year in a row.
‘The charity offers a great learning experience for those involved throughout their time at Morton, and we thought it was a fantastic opportunity to support. The schools were excellent to have on our bus last year, and we’re looking forward to meeting the new groups.
‘As a local company, we were keen to assist and give something back to Inverclyde.’