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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.