Adam Armstrong and Jacob Davenport emphasised the importance of having principles on an afternoon of great purpose at Brookhouse Primary School.
The Rovers pair were star guests for the day, thanks to Blackburn Rovers Community Trust’s partnership with the school through the Premier League Primary Stars programme.
As such, both players began their visit with a handball-based PE session that formed part of the exciting education initiative, working on the principles of attacking and defending. Needless to say, a height advantage of more than a foot each meant that the two professionals were key players on their respective sides!
With the school also being beneficiaries of our anti-racism and citizenship programme, principles of a different kind were then put into sharp focus, as the players posed for photos with year five pupils who have been creating posters tackling the issues of racism, bullying and prejudice.
The whole school enjoyed the chance to hear from both players as they answered a selection of questions from the floor, covering perennially-popular school topics, ranging from players’ favourite books through to their childhood teams or the age at which they started playing football.
Local primary schools who would like to benefit from similar appearances as part of ongoing partnerships with the club’s official charity can find out more details by contacting Amy Taylor via 01254 508126 or firstname.lastname@example.org.