JOE Lumley made a ‘virtual’ visit to a local school this week.
The QPR goalkeeper chatted to pupils at Wormholt Park School in Shepherd's Bush with a Skype call direct from the club's Harlington training ground.
Lumley answered their questions on life as a professional footballer, while also discussing the importance of hard work in order to achieve your goals.
It was an experience which was enjoyed by the pupils as well as the R’s stopper.
“It was great fun,” Lumley told www.qpr.co.uk afterwards.
“They had some great questions and it was really enjoyable chatting with them all.”
Andy Evans, CEO of QPR Trust, added: “We are always looking at different ways to engage with the community.
“We know how big an impact a player visit can have on children. Owing to school times and training times it can be difficult to arrange these so the opportunity to conduct a ‘virtual’ player appearance was something we were really keen to explore.
“Having seen the reaction of the children to Joe’s call it is definitely something we will be looking to do more in the future.
“I know from speaking with the teachers how much they and their pupils enjoyed it.”