Portsmouth FC have partnered with Portsmouth City Council to promote their ‘Miss school, Miss out’ attendance campaign for the remainder of the 2019/20 season.
Pompey are pleased to be supporting the #MissSchoolMissOut campaign to encourage local children about the importance of education and attending school regularly.
Blues chief commercial officer Anna Mitchell said: “We are delighted to partner with Portsmouth City Council to support their school attendance campaign.
"We hope it will resonate with our young fans and encourage them to attend school regularly.
Pompey defender Paul Downing added: "I really enjoyed going to school every day, seeing my friends and taking part in all the different lessons.
"Going to school helps you to establish friends, gives you opportunities to experience new things and helps you develop as a person.
"My favourite memory is playing football at breaktime with my mates and having to use bins or jumpers as goalposts!”
Cllr Suzy Horton, cabinet member for education at Portsmouth City Council, said: "We are thrilled about this partnership with Pompey to bring this important message to families.
"At our recent Aspirations Week, I met with so many children, young people and adults with big aspirations, including those with goals to be first-class football players.
"Our aim is to continue to inspire them to think about their futures, help them to understand the steps they can take to ensure their own success and the help available – at school and beyond – to aid them in reaching their goals."
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