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Here’s how our Programme makes a difference…

We’ve received the impact assessment sheets from Loanhead Primary School, and we’ve picked a random selection of the comments which the children made after our programme had been delivered.

Remember, prior to our visit these children knew nothing about Young Tommy Morris, or his father, nor their place in Scottish and global history: the curriculum does not promote their achievements, nor recognise the challenges they had to overcome to make their own way in life. With help from your donations, we can bring these lessons to life and give all children the tools to chase their dreams.

The children were asked What is the most important knowledge you have learned today?

“Don’t let people tell you that you can’t achieve your goals”   Jaden, 9 years old

When people ask you what you want to be, rather than say ‘I would like to be’ say that ‘I am going to be'”   Rachel, 9 years old

“That to never give up on chasing your dreams like Tommy”   Emily-Jane, 10 years old

“Use self-confidence and resilience to never give up and believe in yourself”   Julia, 10 years old

“To follow your own path in life and don’t let people bring you down”   Caitlyn, 10 years old

Below is a link to a short video offered by the P7 class teacher, Mrs Burton, to help summarise the effect it had on the children that day… you can hear in the background that they were still highly motivated by the experience!

Loanhead Primary School – P7 teacher Mrs Burton

A short video to affirm the impact of the programme on Mrs Burton’s P7 class at Loanhead Primary School, Feb 2020

Mr Nelson – Learning classroom assistant

“The children in Primary 6 were thrilled to learn about Young Tommy Morris, a lost Scottish hero. William’s passion for the Tommy’s Honour Education Trust is infectious and this was shared by all the children as they discovered about a forgotten national treasure”

Mrs Wallace – P6 Class teacher

“The experience teaches the children about a Scottish golfing pioneer and life skills which are transferable to daily life. Truly inspiring!”

 

 

 

 

By supporting the Trust you can help us make a difference and enable us to bring empowerment to all children, giving them the chance to make their own way in life. Look for the Donate button on our home page and be part of something ground-breaking for education and golf.

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What do the children receive after one of our Programmes?

Here’s an example of the Self-Confidence certificate which the children are presented with at the end of the course, signed by the Charity’s founder, William Lumsden, and also signed on the day by their teacher.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Something to look back upon when they make their own way in the world.

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Another 63 children educated at Loanhead Primary School…

We had been looking forward to introducing Scottish golfing pioneer Young Tommy Morris of St Andrews to Loanhead Primary School this week… the life skills he used to transform the modern game of golf were going to be delivered to 63 P 6 / 7 children across 2 days.

We were delighted with the results to say the least. The impact assessment forms were wholly supportive of the ability of this programme to change the way in which children approach the challenges which lie ahead of them in life.

Here’s a quote from Mrs Wallace, Loanhead’s P6 teacher:

“The Self-Confidence programme the Tommy’s Honour Education Trust provides teaches children about Young Tommy Morris, a national treasure and the life skills he displayed which are transferable to daily life. Truly inspiring! ”

What an honour it was to use Tommy’s legacy to educate, empower and inspire these P 6 / 7 children from Loanhead Primary School to follow their dreams like Tommy Morris and to never give up. #Makingmyownway

The children ended the day’s programme by reading out a poem about Young Tommy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Even more schools are coming on board…

We attended some more fantastic meetings at the end of January: word of its potential to change lives is spreading quickly, and we are now looking forward to visiting Low Port Primary School in Linlithgow on the 9th & 10th of March, and Kirknewton Primary School on the 30th March.

We are looking forward to educating, empowering and inspiring their P 6 / 7 pupils using the legacy of one of Scotland’s national sporting pioneers, Young Tommy Morris of St Andrews.

Kirknewton Primary School

 

 

 

 

Low Port Primary School

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Next on the tee – Livingston Village Primary School

It was a real pleasure educating and empowering the P7 Pioneers of the Future from Livingston Village Primary School on the 13th February. They were taken on a fun, engaging journey of discovery through our Self-Confidence (Young Tommy Morris of St Andrews) life skills programme.

A big thank you to headteacher Mrs Mills, class teacher Mrs Brodie and the year 4 group mentors from the local Academy. The P7 pupils were a credit to the school and it was a pleasure inspiring them using the legacy of one of Scotland’s greatest sporting pioneers, Young Tommy Morris of St Andrews.

A few of the images from the day are shown below. When the weather outside is not so great, we can still deliver a full programme inside too!

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Over 400 children have now learned about Young Tommy

Winter is a time to refocus your plans for the coming year. We tee’d off 2020 with promoting the Self-Confidence (Young Tommy Morris of St Andrews) life skills programmes within the Primary Schools of Prestwick, funded by the kind donations made as we completed the Pioneers of the Past Golf Challenge in 2019.

Young Tommy started young

Young Tommy Morris began to learn the game at the same age as those children in Prestwick who will be taught about him.

The Head Teachers of Prestwick were immediately interested in our ability to deliver the key life skills of our programme to their Primary 6 and Primary 7 children across the 4 schools in the town.  It’s a great fit with the cornerstones of the Curriculum for Excellence.

The connection between the children being the same as age as Young Tommy was when he began to learn the game of golf was not lost on them – the way in which he had to make his own way in Victorian society, standing up for himself and his abilities, is a tremendous role model for the children, and in a town where they are continually reminded of the importance of golfing history his story is one with which they will immediately connect.

The Tommy’s Honour Education Trust will be in Prestwick’s schools week commencing Monday 2nd March to bring our Self-Confidence programme to almost 250 children.

Young Tommy would be delighted we’re sure to see how his legacy will inspire, empower and educate today’s Prestwick children.

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