Dion Pol – Feyenoord Rotterdam’s Confirmed Speaker for the EFDN STEM Conference
Dion Pol who is an Education Coordinator at Feyenoord Rotterdam‘s community trust, will be the club’s speaker at the EFDN STEM Conference in Glasgow. The football club launched the programme Club 1908, in which primary school children learn skills to be better prepared for their future. The programme trains 21st-century skills, and is run by teachers, sports instructors and educators who recognise the importance of sport and can combine it well with the educational curriculum used in primary schools. They focus on support with business subjects at school (arithmetic, spelling and reading comprehension) and additionally, awaken an interest for the professions of the future, where (digital) technology will play an increasingly important role. 21st-century skills are more than just digital skills, especially in components such as problem-solving, cooperation, communication and social skills, and sports is the means by which children can best train them. These aspects are all combined in Club 1908. Children gain more self-confidence, ensuring better future prospects. In this way, Feyenoord Rotterdam can give the child a positive experience for life.