Commhoist announce new partnership with Wigan Athletic Community Trust

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  • Latics to organise new competition for primary schools with students challenged to create ideas to improve their school’s environmental sustainability.
  • Competition backed by Wigan-based telecoms company Commhoist.
  • The winning proposal will receive a cash prize alongside ‘money can’t buy’ Wigan Athletic experiences for the pupils.

Wigan Athletic Community Trust are delighted to announce a new partnership with telecoms organisation Commhoist, which will see Community Trust staff work with local primary schools to promote environmental awareness.

The project will involve pupils at 10 primary schools work with the Community Trust on proposals for social action projects to make their own schools more environmentally sustainable.

The partnership was launched before the Wigan Athletic vs Blackburn game at the DW Stadium on Saturday (September 17th).

It will culminate with a special event at the DW Stadium in 2023 where selected pupils will be asked to present their ideas to a panel of judges including Wigan Athletic Academy players and staff from Commhoist.

Commhoist CEO, Glynn Carlisle, said ‘Environmental Awareness is a hugely important topic for everyone whether individuals, businesses or schools. We strongly feel it is only right that those who will be most impacted in the future, the students, have a say in how we should seek to change our approach today.’

‘We recently worked with Wigan Athletic Community Trust on a similar project, to look at our own Environmental impact. The passion, knowledge and insight those students brought was outstanding and we are really excited to be a part of this partnership.’

Each year Wigan Athletic Community Trust works with 75 primary schools to deliver a range of PSHE programmes linked to literacy and numeracy and issues such as equality and diversity and positive mental health.

Head of Community Tom Flower said: “We are delighted to be starting this new partnership with Commhoist which will enable us to work with schools to promote environmental awareness.

“It’s an area that young people are increasingly passionate about hopefully they will come up some innovative ideas that schools will be able to adopt.”

To find out more about our partnership with Commhoist or our work in primary schools please contact Primary Schools Manager Greg Hardman at