Tech fun with the Foundation

The Chelsea Foundation recently held its second ‘Digital Blues’ event, with more than a hundred school children invited to Stamford Bridge.

Following the successful launch in December, Digital Blues returned and this time the event hosted pupils from local primary schools who took part in numerous activities involving science, technology, engineering and maths.

The unique programme allowed the children to have a go at designing their own stadium and football boots, and the opportunity to build their own remote-controlled robots before a tour of the museum.

Schools education manager Sam Gaskin-Kemp said: ‘We’ve had three different school groups at the Bridge with more than hundred pupils taking part in a STEM activity day.

‘It’s been a very exciting day where we’ve been offering a number of opportunities for children to take part in technology activities, engineering activities, building robot cars, looking at stadium structures and designing football boots. 

‘We want to stimulate children’s interest and awareness of STEM activities so getting them to think about how we can use technology, engineering, science and maths and making it much more fun.

‘We don’t want it to just be fun for a group that is maybe interested in those areas, we want to make it accessible for everybody so they can have a go and try out new and different things.’

Ashburn school teacher Dan Brown said: ‘This is great for the children to be involved – we are obviously from the local area so it’s nice to be involved with the club.

‘It’s a really great opportunity to get out the classroom, have some fun and try some new things that they may have not been able to do at school.’