Liam Feeney rekindled memories of his days as a junior athlete as he brought excitement to PE lessons on a trip to Griffin Park Primary School.
The Rovers winger made the short trip from Ewood Park to Mill Hill to see the work being undertaken by Blackburn Rovers Community Trust as part of their Premier League Primary Stars programme, which supports schools through a variety of curriculum resources and the offer of enthusiastic sports coaching from the Community Trust team.
He was immediately called into action when year two pupils urged him to join in with their athletics class in the sports hall, with Liam joining the team in a series of games aimed at improving their balance, agility, coordination and numeracy skills.
Next up was a short hop to meet year six and answer their questions about life as a professional footballer, as well as posing for photos and a series of keenly-sought autographs.
The afternoon rounded off in the playground to join in with year four's football-based PE session, helping to add an extra dimension to the passing and dribbling drills on a notably sloping surface!
"It was fun to meet the kids," said the Rovers midfielder.
"I went in to see some of the classes and joined in with one of the younger classes PE lessons which was an experience. Then I did a question and answer session with Year 6, it was good."
Primary schools who are keen to enjoy the same benefits of added curriculum resources and surprise player appearances can sign up to Premier League Primary Stars now. Email Nick Jackson-Cooney via Nick.Cooney@brfctrust.co.uk
to find out more about what the programme entails, or check out www.PLPrimaryStars.com