Cue Zone into Schools was launched in 2013 during the World Championship by snooker legend Steve Davis along with WPBSA chairman Jason Ferguson and WPBSA head of coaching Chris Lovell.
As part of the WPBSA’s remit to increase participation in snooker across all levels, the initiative helps the sport to be played in schools across the country.
Schools will develop their own Cue Zone, using six foot tables. Senior members of staff will be trained as a WPBSA World Snooker Coaches in order to help pupils develop skills on the green baize. Those aged 15 or over will also have the chance to train as WPBSA Community World Snooker Coaches.
The concept is designed to encourage involvement in snooker before and after school and during lunch breaks, as well as during English, Maths and sports lessons using Functional Snooker. It is designed to encourage boys and girls alike and to offer a real alternative to mainstream sports offered in Physical Education.
Functional Snooker aims to develop and support the English and Maths skills of young people while they learn to play the sport. A system in which red balls and coloured balls are all given different values helps pupils to develop numeracy. It has also been used in schools in China, producing positive educational results.
Cuezone Into Schools Leaflet
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