Over Easter Half Term, Southend United Community & Educational Trust were back with their ever popular Soccer Schools.
The sessions were held at three locations, Prince Avenue Primary School, Hadleigh Junior School, Hadleigh and Basildon Boys & Girls club.
Each session included lots of football drills that tested everyone's skills as well as small matches between various age groups.
The camps were very busy, with an average of 30+ kids attending each session.
On the Thursday 5th April all the camps had a visit from Southend United first team players. Prince Avenue had Harry Kyprianou down as the defender answered some questions and posed for a few selfies with the kids before signing various items.
Further down the road at Hadleigh, Blues striker Simon Cox and midfielder Michael Timlin joined the camp. As soon as they arrived the boys got straight into the training session with Timlin teaching a few of his skills to a number young Blues fans. They also spoke to the boys about their career highlights, from when Cox played in the Premier League and Timlin playing at Wembley in the play-off final.
Blues skipper Ben Coker answered some questions at Basildon Boys and Girls club where the children found out what it is like to be a professional footballer for Southend United.
Blues Soccer Schools are a great way to keep the kids entertained over the school holidays as well as keep them active.
The children learn about the different areas of football including the attacking and defensive side of the game as well as dribbling and finishing.
There is still time to book on for the final few days of Soccer schools which you can do by visiting www.officialsoccerschools.co.uk