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9 July 2021

Mark Ashton meets year two and three children following fun-filled day at home of the Blues

Pupils from a local primary school enjoyed a morning of Town-related activities at Portman Road earlier today.

St Helen's Primary have been working closely with the Club's Community Trust and, since the May half-term, their year two and year three children have been learning about the Blues through geography and history-based lessons.

Today's trip to Portman Road was a culmination of their studies as they took part in four activities in and around Town's home stadium.

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The day begun with the children sketching the statues of Sir Alf Ramsay and Sir Bobby Robson, two of the finest football managers that the country has ever seen.

It was then time to delve deeper into the Blues' history with Club archivist Pat Gobbold, supporter liaison officer (SLO) Liz Edwards and her Town-supporting husband, Tim. 

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The youngsters were wowed by a replica of the FA Cup trophy as well as other artefacts including an old pair of football boots and more.

Activity three saw the Community Trust's schools development manager, Mike Phillips, lead a football session on the fieldturf. 

The children were then taken on a whistle-stop tour of Portman Road, walking the perimeter of the hallowed turf and having the opportunity to take pictures in the home dugout.

Before they departed, CEO Mark Ashton came to meet the pupils and took part in a Q&A session before posing for a photo.

St Helen’s Primary School are one of many local schools benefitting from having the Trust working in their school. If you're interested in working with Town's Trust, contact

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