Snooker star gives Sheffield school its big break

Steve Davis Launches the WPBSA school scheme at PArk Academy in Sheffield with students Connor Mellors, Ellis Allen, Hannah Nolan and Luke Henson
Steve Davis Launches the WPBSA school scheme at PArk Academy in Sheffield with students Connor Mellors, Ellis Allen, Hannah Nolan and Luke Henson
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Snooker star Steve Davis launched a new education project at a Sheffield school.

The six-time world champion showed youngsters at Sheffield Park Academy how the popular game could help with maths and English development.

A full size snooker table was also donated by the World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association, while a member of school staff will be trained to coach sports students in the Cue Zone.

Lucky students will also get to watch the snooker championships at the Crucible.

Steve Davis said: “It’s great to be supporting English and maths through snooker, particularly at Sheffield Park Academy as Sheffield is a special place to me.”

The BBC is also visiting the academy to film scenes which will be aired during the championships.

Principal Craig Dillon said: “This is an exciting way of helping bring English and maths to life, making the subjects more accessible to students.”