Moulsham High School, with support from the WPBSA (he World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association Limited), was part of a Functional Snooker program.
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 students to develop numeracy. It has also been used in schools in China, producing positive educational results.
This exciting initiative allowed Moulsham High School to be one of the first schools in Essex to offer an onsite snooker club. Students who took part regularly were also given the opportunity to play in a school-wide tournament hosted by Steve Davis (7 times World Snooker Champion).