A NEW study centre linked to Huddersfield Town Football Club has opened in Thornton Lodge to boost the education of youngsters in the area.
The centre at Thornton Lodge Road is a satellite for the Huddersfield Town Study Centre at the McAlpine Stadium.
The satellite centre was officially opened by Town manager Peter Jackson and will be used by youngsters who attend Mount Pleasant Junior, Infant and Nursery School in Lockwood.
The centres are part of a national scheme called Playing For Success which is a partnership between the Department for Education and Skills, local councils and sports clubs.
It gives youngsters the chance to use computers and other technology to improve their literacy in settings away from schools. Basing them in sports clubs aims to boost motivation and incentive to learn.
The satellite centre based at the Thornton Lodge Neighbourhood Learning Centre will be open two teatimes per week from 4.15pm to 5.30pm.
Sessions will be run by a literacy development worker and a volunteer.
At other times the centre is used by adults for a wide range of learning activities.