The medium of football is an excellent way to engage young people in education and to tap into their interest and love of the game to inspire a love of learning. Our education projects support pupils and teachers in local schools with innovative approaches to teaching and learning.
Chelsea FC is becoming increasingly recognised internationally as the world's favourite football club. With over 15 different nationalities represented in the first team playing squad and inspirational management and coaching from around the world, Chelsea never fails to capture the interest of our worldwide fans. Education through football is a passport to success and worldwide friendship!
We are always pleased to hear about classroom projects inspired by teachers and pupils who are fans of the Club. One such recent project saw students at the Kyung Hee University in Seoul, South Korea using the Club as an inspiration for their topic to debate 'what makes a winner'.
The topic was an excellent way for the students to express their opinions in English and for many to express their admiration for former manager, Guus Hiddink. The students wrote very eloquently about the knowledge, character, leadership and communication skills necessary to inspire success.
Over 125 students shared their opinions via a special class blog. We're sure these technology fans will be following Chelsea on twitter and youtube and hope some of them will stop in at the Bridge when they next visit London.
Thanks to our Korean friends and good luck with your continued studies!