Children set to reveal their plans for Pompey

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YOUNGSTERS will be pitching their ideas on how to renovate Fratton Park, the home of Portsmouth Football Club, next week.

They were given a challenge by Portsmouth-based Affinion International, which is looking to discover the architects, designers and entrepreneurs of the future.

The 10-week project has been jointly-organised by Affinion International, which specialises in preventing ID fraud, and the Pompey Study Centre.

And, next week, the eight teams will go head to head to present their findings to David Lampitt, Pompey chief executive, Linvoy Primus, ex-player and club ambassador, as well as staff from Affinion International.

Andrew Mutch, from Affinion’s customer operations, said: ‘We’re pleased to be working with the Pompey Study Centre to create a ground-breaking new programme.

‘This is the first of its kind here in Portsmouth.’

Adam Lea, education manager at the Pompey Study Centre, added: ‘It’s fantastic to be able to offer something so cutting-edge, which enables the students to set their minds to a real and relevant local issue.’