One of our students took the opportunity presented by lockdown to take part in an excellent initiative intended to bring the community together and combat loneliness. Lucy, now in Year 11, plays football with Chesterfield FC Women's team. During lockdown, she joined a Community Trust programme in which she was teamed with a 'pen pal' from one of Chesterfield Community Trust's walking football teams. Lucy and her older correspondent shared a common interest: their love of football. This helped the conversation to flow and both parties discovered a different view of the game about which they share a passion. Well done to Lucy for taking advantage of the opportunity to broaden her horizons and to create positive links with different parts of the 'football family'. What a great use of time during lockdown!