AFC Bournemouth Community Sports Trust recently welcomed pupils from Oak Academy, Connie Rothman Trust and Twynham School to Vitality Stadium to take part in a Premier League Inspires workshop.
The session, which focused on learning more about stereotyping and allyship, encouraged the young people to work through different scenarios and discuss what they can do to be supportive and an ally.
Space Youth Project were also on hand to discuss pronouns and the importance of recognising and supporting an individual’s pronouns; before giving everyone the opportunity to make their very own pronoun badge.
Further guests to the workshop included Louise, Rhi and Dawn from Bourne Free, the organisation responsible for running Bournemouth Pride, who offered the young people support throughout the activities.
To round off the afternoon, players Lloyd Kelly, Katie Scadding and Abby Jones took part in a question-and-answer session with the pupils, answering on their careers, ambitions and the importance of supporting their teammates.
Speaking following the event, head of community Steve Cuss told afcb.co.uk: “It was great to welcome students from three schools to Vitality Stadium for a workshop touching on an important subject.
“Delivering sessions around this theme is hugely important and becoming something that is delivered across all our programmes and activities on a more regular basis.
“We were delighted to welcome the schools to Vitality Stadium for the event.”