As part of #iwill week, we at Pompey in the Community launched our first Premier League Inspires sustainability event.

At Fratton Park’s Victory Suite lounge, the sustainability event was a big success seeing school children from Castle View Academy and Admiral Lord Nelson learn and work together to create new ideas around sustainability.

PitC Premier League Inspires coordinator Sammy Quayle led the group activity sessions, getting the ball rolling with a sustainability quiz co-organised with PitC Sustainability Officer Alex Tatner.

Supported by our EDI officer Duke Harrison-Hunter, the sustainability activities included a football and t-shirt decoration sustainability activity, and a fun and engaging bike activity that powers a blender without use of electricity.

The event also included a stadium tour led by PitC staff around the grounds, and matchday tickets that were given away as a special prize for the first placed student in our sustainability quiz.

Castle View Academy PE teacher and Director of KS3 Mr Paul Lambert was pleased with the success of the event ‘At Castle view, we are really excited about linking up with Pompey in the Community. It is incredible to be part of a project around sustainability which is so important to teach the children. And then to come for days like this where you get a tour of the stadium is fantastic, as 95% of the kids are massive Pompey fans – it’s just brilliant and were really looking forward to the continued collaboration with Pompey in the Community’.

Sammy Quayle, Primary League Inspires coordinator, said about the event, ‘Today was a huge success. We are really excited to start our social action projects with the young people from local schools and we are excited to start thinking of new innovative ways to make Pompey a more sustainable club’.