October 1st marked the beginning of Black History Month, celebrating the success and contribution that black people have made to the UK over a number of generations.

To celebrate, the Cardiff City FC Foundation worked with pupils on its Primary Stars project to discuss and praise a number of Welsh sporting icons and how they act as role models to others in society.


Hannington was a standout pupil during the session, showing excellent debating skills and dedication to the workshop, identifying some of his role models and discussed how they have inspired him to work hard in and outside of the classroom.

As a reward for his hard work and concentration during the workshop, Hannington was chosen to lead the Bluebirds out onto the floodlit pitch at Cardiff City Stadium before kick-off against Sheffield Wednesday. 

Hannington has been described by his teachers as an " excellent pupil with impeccable manners and behaviour". He is part of his school's Pupil Parliament and is responsible for looking out for other pupil's wellbeing.

Hannington takes great pride in his work and shows enthusiasm across all subject areas, especially maths, RE and PE and is also a keen sportsman with a real passion for football.

He thoroughly deserves his place as mascot for Cardiff City because he is a true role model and someone who others can look up to. He has big ambitions for his future and with his strong work ethic and love of learning I have no doubt that he will achieve them!


The Foundation has been running a number of Black History Month celebration events throughout October that provide a range of activities designed to celebrate diversity and promote integration and community cohesion.  

Through the Primary Stars project, the Foundation provides workshops to support extra-circular learning surrounding a number of relevant topics.