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West Ham teaches Upminster pupils about the importance of resilience

PUBLISHED: 15:04 21 March 2018 | UPDATED: 15:04 21 March 2018

Ross Williams from the West Ham Academy Premier League Primary Stars working with children from Upminster Primary School on their literacy project

Ross Williams from the West Ham Academy Premier League Primary Stars working with children from Upminster Primary School on their literacy project

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Pupils at an Upminster primary school learned about the importance of resilience from creative writing workshops taught by West Ham United’s Foundation.

Ross Williams from the West Ham Academy Premier League Primary Stars working with children from Upminster Primary School on their literacy project Ross Williams from the West Ham Academy Premier League Primary Stars working with children from Upminster Primary School on their literacy project

Ross Williams, a development officer from West Ham met with children at the Upminster Junior School in St, Mary’s Lane as part of the Premier League’s Writing Stars Foundation, on Monday, March 12.

The children took part in two hours worth of creative writing workshops, all revolving around the theme of resilience and what it means for the kids to bounce back if they are going through a hard time.

They were then asked to put their thoughts into a song, poem or short story.

Ross told the Recorder: “It went down really well.

“We had some great stories, I was quite shocked by the standard of some of the pieces they pulled together.”

The programme aims to help children who are disengaged or if they are struggling with certain areas of the curriculum.

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