One of the most rewarding club-run school programs is almost underway again with only one month left for schools in Western Sydney to enter the Wanderers School of the Year competition for 2016!
Wanderers School of the Year is a points-based competition that encourages students to engage with healthy lifestyles, education and football. Registration closes on Friday 8 April at 11:59pm.
Schools that enter will be able to earn points through the actions of students and their parents or guardians and teachers.
As well as various prizes throughout the competition, the school that earns the most points over a set period of time will be crowned Wanderers School of the Year and be invited to host a football expo at your school with all our teams in attendance.
Wallacia Public School won the competition last year and said that taking part created an overwhelming buzz throughout the local community.
“The Wanderers School of the Year had a huge positive impact on Wallacia Public School. Being a small school, students can sometimes be limited with their access to sport activities and sporting competitions,” said Michael Bourne, teacher at Wallacia Public School at the time.
“By winning Wanderers School of the Year it allowed the students at Wallacia PS to meet and interact with players from the Wanderers and provided them with possibly a once in a lifetime opportunity that they'll never forget.
“The competition provides opportunities for kids to demonstrate their talents not only on the sporting field but across a number of curriculum areas.”
Students, parents and teachers complete set tasks and activities to earn points for their school with a handicap system in place to allow smaller schools to compete.
There are also four weekly prizes for schools to win.
Registration is open to both primary and secondary schools. For more information or to register your school please click here.