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Black History Month

Chelsea using history to inspire younger generation

28 Oct 2020
Chelsea Foundation

Blues launch new programme in schools to help celebrate their notable black players

More than 80 schools in London are learning about Chelsea's leading black male and female players as part of a Black History Month education initiative run by the Chelsea Foundation.

The "Who We Are" programme complements the Black History Month teaching resources supplied by Premier League Primary Stars.

All schools taking part are allocated two players and use the resources to create a profile on each, including facts and a short matchday report.

Sam Gaskin-Kemp, head of education at the Chelsea Foundation, told the club's official website: "We have been working hard to review all of our Equality & Diversity education programmes, and have worked with colleagues from across the Foundation to reshape and redesign our content and the range of opportunities for participants to get involved in.

"This term we have been focusing on the theme of Identity and we are really excited to be rolling out our new 'Who We Are' project.

"We are really looking forward to seeing what the schools produce."

The "Who We Are" initiative is part of a variety of ways Chelsea are marking Black History Month, as they recognise and celebrate the diverse past, present and future of the club.

See: Celebrating Black History Month

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