West Ham United Players visit Corbets Tey Primary School
Through Havering Councils partnership with the West Ham United Foundation, pupils at Corbets Tey Primary School were surprised on Tuesday 14 May by first team players Adrian and Grady Diangana as part of the clubs Players Project.
Pupils had recently been involved in the Foundations Healthy Hammers six-week programme, which aims to teach children about the importance of nutrition and exercise.
Since October 2018 the programme has been delivered to over half of the boroughs primary and junior schools on behalf of the Council’s Veggie Run campaign, which aims to educate children about healthy living and the rewards of eating a healthy school catered lunch
Veggie Run has helped to reduce lunchbox consumption by over 300,000 meals since launching in April 2018 by HES Catering Services and increased school meal uptake by 14 percent.
Sam Allen, a teacher at Corbets Tey Primary, said:
“The programme has made a big impact at the school, We’ve had six weeks of West Ham United Foundation coaches coming in and getting the children active with physical activity games. The children loved it; they were always counting down to their next session.
“A lot of the children are West Ham United fans so to have two players come in and interact brilliantly with the children was an amazing way to round off this experience. Visits like this provide a boost to everyone and help to motivate the children too. We all loved it”