Posh have launched a virtual schools programme with players set to complete question and answer sessions.
The current global pandemic has obviously curtailed the successful Schools Programme, which saw the football club deliver an assembly at a Primary School featuring Peter Burrow and free tickets for forthcoming fixtures at the Weston Homes Stadium.
However, the club are still hugely committed to engagement and on Friday, Welland Academy became the first school to participate in a Virtual programme, which saw a Peterborough United player involved in a question and answer sessions with pupils across six classrooms.
Using Teams, Butler was connected with the school from the safety of the classroom at the Mick George Training Academy and answered questions on a variety of subjects from his career to home life and from his favourite players to the most difficult teams he has faced.
Press Officer Phil Adlam explained: “Covid-19 has obviously had a massive impact on everything we do at Peterborough United, however there are always innovative ways you can engage with your fan base and of course potential fan base for the future. Our Schools Initiative over the past few seasons has been extremely successful and formed part of our application to win the Family Club of the Year for League One earlier this year.
“We wanted to see how we could continue our work within local Primary Schools while adhering to protocols and a question and answer session with a Posh first team player proved a popular concept. We were thrilled to start this programme with Welland Academy who had six different classes dialled into the call allowing Dan to interact (and of course wave) with everyone involved.
“The wonders of modern technology of course mean you can mute classrooms at different times within the call, which allowed each class the opportunity to quiz Dan on a variety of subjects. We hope it was enjoyable for all the children who participated, and we look forward to rolling this out at other schools with different players in the coming weeks and months.”
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