Conor Coady and John Ruddy surprised pupils at Eastfield Primary school in Wolverhampton this week by joining in with one of their Premier League Primary Stars PE lessons, helping children get active on their return from the summer holiday break.
The Wolves players surprised pupils when they walked into their Premier League Primary Stars PE lesson, joining Year 6 in a session which involved a variety of activities such as beanbag throwing and football drills.
Whilst at Eastfield Primary School, the Wolves players donated a Premier League Primary Stars equipment pack, including footballs, numbered and lettered floor spots and giant dice, which teachers at the primary school can use in lessons across the curriculum to help inspire children to learn and be active.
The back to school visit coincides with the opening of the Premier League Primary Stars Kit and Equipment Scheme application window, which enables primary school teachers across England and Wales to apply for a free Nike football strip or a free equipment pack like the one donated by Conor and John yesterday.
Wolves is one of 101 Premier League, EFL and National League clubs in England and Wales which provides in-school support to teachers and pupils as part of Premier League Primary Stars - the organisation’s education-linked community programme.
Coady said: “It’s great to come out into the community and have some time away from football where we can give something back to our young fans.
“You can see how happy the kids have been here today and that’s what it’s all about, it means the world to us and it really is something we enjoy doing.
“We donated a bag full of goodies including footballs, pop-up goals, and giant dice which the school can use again and again.
“We’ve both had a great day and hopefully the kit that we’ve given to the school will help inspire the kids to learn and stay active.”
Ruddy said: “The Premier League Primary Stars Kit and Equipment Scheme gives primary school teachers the chance to apply for Nike kit or an equipment pack for their class.
“It’s a great initiative for us to take part in and I’m sure the equipment that we gave to the school will be put to good use.”
Run in partnership with Nike, the Premier League Primary Stars Kit and Equipment Scheme provides primary school teachers with football kit and equipment to aid active lessons both in the classroom and on the sports field.
The scheme is available to primary school teachers who register to participate in Premier League Primary Stars at PLPrimaryStars.com, where curriculum-linked resources including lesson plans and worksheets are available to download for free.
Teachers based in England and Wales have until 26 October 2018 to visit PLPrimarystars.com to register and apply for the free Nike kit or equipment pack.