Nottingham Forest midfielder Henri Lansbury provided one of the pupils at St Edmund Campion Catholic Primary School with a very special surprise this afternoon.As part of a competition for schools in the Nottingham area, local children were asked to design posters to promote Saturday’s ‘Kids for a Quid’ game against Bournemouth.
After selecting his favourite design, Lansbury went along to present the winning Year 3 pupil, Esme Byrne, with four tickets to this weekend’s match against The Cherries, before engaging in a question and answer session with some of the pupils from the school.
And after taking some tricky questions, Lansbury told Forest Player how pleased he was to have had the opportunity to give the children advice on how important a good education can be.
Lansbury said: “It was good to come down here and see some of their faces. You know what kids are like, they are really cheeky, but their questions were fantastic and it was an enjoyable afternoon.”
Esme’s poster (below) carried the message that ‘football is for everyone’ and mum Rachel, a teacher at the school, believes that it is vital that the football club maintains good links with the local community and the younger generation.
She said: “Esme spent a lot of time on her design and she looked overwhelmed to be honest.
“It has been brilliant for all the pupils to meet Henri and we want to thank Nottingham Forest for making this happen.”
Click here to see all the other fantastic designs.