Blues Under-18s make West Heath Primary School community visit

The special visit was arranged to open the school's new 3G artificial pitch. The Blues players also undertook a training session in front of the pupils, staff and parents.

Blues Academy Manager Kristjaan Speakman spoke to the parents and pupils about the importance of healthy lifestyles and the power of sport in shaping attitudes. 

As a result of the visit, Dean Taylor-Bryant, (Family Support Worker) and Adam Hooper (PE teacher) have arranged a reciprocal visit to the Wast Hills Training Ground, where the Academy team will show them around the facilities and talk further about elite sport and aspiration.

West Heath Primary School was deemed by OFSTED to be failing in November 2013 but with a major focus on sport and core values the school has turned around and was graded a 'Good' school in all areas in June 2015. PE and sport were highlighted as a key driver in raising the school's standards. 

Head teacher, Michelle Hooper, said: "The hard work is paying off and our pupils are developing good learning behaviours which is rapidly improving our standards.  

"With a heavy investment in sports facilities we aim to further develop our pupils' aspirations and resilience.'

"Over the last 18 months the school has raised enough funds to design and build a 3G pitch. 

"West Heath Primary School would like to thank Birmingham City Football Club for their support and are looking forward to working with the team in the future to develop grass roots football in the community."