As most of us know, when it comes to education, one size does not fit all. Young people are passionate about different subjects, they enjoy different hobbies and aspire to succeed in different professions. This often means that young people are suited to different environments when it comes to learning. It has been argued in the past that schools focus much attention and time on academia and not enough the vocational studies, arts, sports and other potential career paths for students.
The founders of Liverpool Foundation International College knew full well, that young people, if they were given the right environment would excel beyond what they would in a typical school environment. In particular, in this case, young people who are interested in football.
Liverpool Foundation International College provides a unique learning experience to 16-19 year olds who have a passion for football and want to develop in the sport- while still gaining qualifications and skills they need to further their career.
Students get the opportunity to travel and play in tournaments all over the world as well as meet industry experts to learn first hand the importance of hard work, determination and education. Students of Liverpool Foundation College have gone on to progress in professional football, higher education, coaching and more.
Students recently had the opportunity to meet and ask questions to former LFC manager, Gérard Houllier, who gave passed on his advice of what is important for young aspiring footballers. He also shared some opinions and memories of his time as LFC manager.
LFC First team goal keeper, Simon Mignolet met with students of LFC Foundation College. He explained the importance of education to him and how it has helped him in his career.
If you or someone you know are interested in finding out more about the LFC Foundation College get in touch with them here.