Local football club lends conference facilities for extra classes

13th January 2009

<p>A local football club in Leeds has lent its conference facilities to an education centre in order to provide extra schooling for local children, reports kippaxtoday.co.uk.</p><p>The conference facilities of Garforth Town Football Club are to be used by the local branch of Kumon, a global organisation that specialises in providing children with supplemental education. The Garforth Kumon Centre was opened in late 2007 and staff will use the club's conference equipment and rooms to teach supplemental maths and English to pupils looking to improve their grades.</p><p>Justine Johnson, Garforth's Kumon Centre Instructor, told the website: "The Kumon programme truly supports the children in their school studies and allows them to achieve their true potential."</p><p>Kumon already operates from centres across Britain. The organisation assists in the education of over 50,000 children throughout the UK and Ireland, as well as four million worldwide in over 40 different countries.</p><p>Thebusinessdesk.com recently reported that Leeds Metropolitan University plans to stimulate the regional conference sector to the tune of £1 million in the next year through a new Ambassador Scheme.<br/><img alt="ADNFCR-1753-ID-18970810-ADNFCR" src="http://feeds.directnews.co.uk/feedtrack/justcopyright.gif?feedid=1753&itemid=18970810" /></p>