Frank Lampard took his support for the recently launched Premier League Writing Stars initiative into the classroom this week and naturally, the Chelsea Legend did so at a school a short journey from Stamford Bridge.
Rather than football, the name of the game this time is encouraging children to be creative and to get writing, and Lampard is on the panel of judges who will choose the winners in a nationwide poetry competition.
Football still received more than a few mentions at Sulivan Primary School in Fulham when Lampard arrived mid-lesson as a surprise visitor, especially when he sat down straightaway to answer the children’s many questions [...]
Stamford Bridge hosted the first ever Chelsea Foundation ‘Young Peoples Edge of the Box Club’ recently with more than a hundred students from Fulham Girls School attending the event.
The programme mirrors the adult version ‘The Edge of the Box Club’ which is also supported and organised by the Chelsea Foundation and is an extension of the Foundation’s entrepreneur programme, and involves groups of job seekers experiencing two weeks learning new skills and tools to turn their idea into a business plan.
Guest speaker Winsome Duncan, who has previously attended The Edge of the Box Club, kicked-off proceedings to help set the scene and start the journey of motivation and inspiration for the young girls, in a week when International Day of the Girl was celebrated. The pupils then heard from four other guest speakers Kirsty Armstrong, Fiona Davis, Natalie Lloyd and Alicia Lai before being asked to take all that they had learnt throughout the session and come up with a two-minute pitch for a challenge that had been set [...]