Falkirk Football Club is delighted to announce that we have partnered up with Larbert high School to support pupils in gaining experience in the world of work and to develop employability skills.

The partnership was launched this week when first team player Michael Doyle visited Larbert High to talk to pupils taking Physical Education, highlighting the opportunities available in football and emphasising the importance of looking after your health and wellbeing.

Through this partnership, there are also plans in place for pupils within the creative industry classes to work on film production, journalism, music, and photography projects. Students from the school will also be involved in media coverage for the club’s Scottish Cup tie against Hearts on Saturday.

Karen Wright from Developing the Young Workforce forth Valley said, “This innovative education and employer partnership compliments the extensive work the club is currently undertaking within the local community. It demonstrates how football can support young people beyond the game itself. Pupils from many areas of the school curriculum will benefit enormously from engaging with staff and players and we are looking forward to watching this partnership grow over the coming months.”

Depute Rector at Larbert High School, Karen Cullen added, “We are extremely excited about this partnership. It is enabling pupils from all backgrounds and subject areas to engage in real life context that will bring community spirit back to the forefront whilst developing the young workforce with those all important employability skills.”

Kieran Koszary, Commercial Director at Falkirk FC also expressed his excitement at the new initiative, “As a club we are fully engaged in working with the local community and specifically our younger generations. We already have fantastic relationships in place with primary schools through our Tickets for Schools initiative and we are extremely excited to now be engaging with Secondary Schools to furnish pupils with employability skills using the power of the football club.”

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