Wembley schoolchildren launch Twitter campaign to get former Arsenal player Ian Wright to visit them

Pupils from Wembley Primary School launch campaign to meet football legend Ian Wright

Pupils from Wembley Primary School launch campaign to meet football legend Ian Wright - Credit: Archant

Ex-striker and Absolute Radio host lives in Kensal Rise

Pupils from Wembley Primary School launch campaign to meet football legend Ian Wright

Pupils from Wembley Primary School launch campaign to meet football legend Ian Wright - Credit: Archant

Schoolchildren in Wembley have launched a social media campaign to convince football legend Ian Wright to visit them.

Pupils from Wembley Primary School have taken to Twitter for a series of eye catching stunts in an attempt to get the former Arsenal and England striker’s attention.

The pupils are carrying out the campaign across eight days, in reference to the retired stars shirt number at Arsenal.

So far, they have already tweeted Mr Wright a video of themselves hopelessly failing at taking penalties in a bid for him to come and offer tips and of a group of pupils dancing with Ian Wright masks on.


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Daphne Anazodo, assistant head teacher at the school in East Lane, told the Times: “We started using Twitter a few months ago and the children soon learnt they could get in touch with famous people that way.

“It would make their dreams to have him come into the school, many of them are Arsenal fans but they all love football and know all about him and what a player he was. He would be a fantastic inspiration to them all with everything he has achieved.”

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The Times has been in contact with the management team for Mr Wright who said they would pass on news of the Twitter campaign directly to him.

Mr Wright, who lives in Kensal Rise, was awarded an MBE in 2000 and currently hosts a football related show on Absolute Radio.

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