Sheffield Springs Academy and Cue Zone into Schools stage snooker disability competition
Students from Sheffield Springs Academy helped shine the spotlight on disability in sport, working with the popular ‘Cue Zone into Schools’ initiative to support a dedicated tournament.
The ‘Cue Zone into Schools’ programme is run by the World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association (WPBSA), with the objective of developing the game within schools through a concept known as Functional Snooker, which uses the game to help promote student learning, teaching maths through sport.
And on Monday (18th April), Sheffield Springs Academy and its students teamed up with Cue Zone to host an event aimed at pupils with a full range of disabilities (from physical to social) and attended by schools from across Sheffield.
The Hurlfield Road based school had also staged secondary and primary snooker competitions the previous week (on Friday 15th April), again working with Cue Zone and with the academy’s students acting as referees.
Commented Sheffield Springs Academy Headteacher Lee Morritt:
"Snooker is an excellent way of making maths fun and we were delighted to be able to support the Cue Zone into Schools initiative.”