Pupils’ career goal ...

St John Fisher Pupils at the DW Stadium
St John Fisher Pupils at the DW Stadium

PUPILS from a Wigan school have kicked off their career in style at the DW Stadium.

Wigan Athletic Chief Executive Jonathan Jackson joined pupils from St John Fisher High School for an Enterprise day run by the club.

As the first school in the borough to complete the new Business and Enterprise project being delivered by the Latics in the Community programme, 30 students looked at different aspects of the business and linked it to Wigan Athletic over two days.

The pupils went on a tour of the stadium after taking part in a question and answer session with chairman Dave Whelan.

The first day consisted of an introduction to Wigan Athletic Football Club and the different job departments and objectives that make up the company.

Project co-ordinator Gareth Nolan said: “During the two days the class were a pleasure to work with as all of the students were highly engaged.”

Head of Year 9, Miss Claire Lockett, said: “While ’Enterprise’ might suggest the development of the next generation of Richard Bransons and Alan Sugars, the experience and importance is much broader.

“Business and Enterprise focuses on developing skills, attitudes and knowledge that gives young people the qualities that an employer would look for.

“They prepare the students for challenges they may experience in the workplace and life itself.”

The students were rewarded for their behaviour and attitude with Wigan Athletic Community Trust merchandise and match day tickets.