Cherries star Elliott Ward visits pupils to teach importance of healthy lifestyle

Bournemouth star Elliott Ward with youngsters from Kingsleigh Primary School

Bournemouth star Elliott Ward with youngsters from Kingsleigh Primary School

First published in News
Last updated

AFC Bournemouth player Elliott Ward visited Kingsleigh Primary School to teach pupils about the importance of a healthy lifestyle as part of a joint initiative with LV=.

The Cherries’ Community Sports Trust has worked with 10 schools over the course of the academic year to highlight the value of regular exercise and a balanced diet.

Each school involved in the scheme has received two sessions, with one theory-based lesson followed by a coaching session run by Trust staff.

The project also includes a competition encouraging pupils to design a healthy menu for the Cherries squad, with the winner helping to prepare and serve lunch to Eddie Howe’s team.

“The healthy lifestyle initiative is a project that we believe can shape pupils’ lives for the better,” said AFCB Trust chief Steve Cuss.

“We have devised a scheme that both informs and engages with youngsters, and all the children involved have really enjoyed the sessions and taken something valuable from them.

“It’s great to have the backing of LV=, which is one of the biggest companies in the local area, for this project and I’m sure their support will ensure the project is a success.”

Samantha Preece, corporate social responsibility manager at LV=, added: “We’re always keen to support charities and good causes in our community.

“I’m delighted that our Bournemouth employees have chosen to get behind this positive initiative and encourage children to develop a healthy lifestyle.”

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree