Rovers playmakers Craig Conway and Ben Gladwin are renowned for being able to 'move' well, so they were apt visitors to see what pupils at Westwood Primary School have been able to 'learn' during one of the Community Trust’s ongoing projects.
The Kinder +Sport Move and Learn Project is enjoying a fine first term at the Clayton-le-Woods school, so the efforts of the children in the build-up to half-term week were rewarded when the two players popped in to the school to find out what it entails.
Four word-perfect Year 5 pupils stood up in front of the entire junior school cohort to explain the benefits they've taken from the EFL Trust-backed concept, with widespread endorsements from the youngsters to other schools to take a look at the programme too.
Combining classroom and sports hall activities to encourage healthier lifestyles, Conway and Gladwin were able to practice what our community coaches preach by taking part in a game of handball.
The players' height advantage gave them a distinct upper hand over the younger participants, but some of the finest skills on show were demonstrated by the pupils who showed some of the tactical and technical awareness that they've been able to bring into their play during six weeks of coaching from the official Rovers charity team.
The day was rounded off when the two star visitors helped to make the draw for the South Ribble heats of Blackburn Rovers Community Trust’s EFL Kids Cup qualifying competition, which take place on Friday November 17th. You can see who plays who by visiting the Blackburn Rovers Community Trust Facebook page.
If your school wants to know how and why it can benefit from Kinder +Sport Move and Learn, contact Chris Pettigrew via firstname.lastname@example.org.