Forward visits Primary Stars session delivered by Foundation.
Patrick Bamford surprised a class of young students recently at Corpus Christie Primary School on Halton Moor Avenue.
The forward joined students during a Premier League Primary Stars (PLPS) session being delivered by coaches from the Leeds United Foundation.
The club’s official charity deliver the programme in schools across Leeds, supporting teacher and student learning by using the power of football and sport to help engage youngsters more in education.
The 25-year-old took part in a lesson about co-ordination with the students working on their throwing and catching skills - Bamford was on hand to give special PLPS stickers out to the children showing the biggest improvements. making the most effort and listening to the instructions from the coaches.
Before leaving the striker was involved in a throwing competition with the pupils and held a Q and A session where he was asked a variety of questions, including; who his best friend in football was, who the funniest player in the Leeds United squad was and what he would have been doing if he wasn’t a footballer.
During the visit the Whites star spoke to LUTV and said: “It was great to just come and join in with the kids, they were learning about athletics in their PE lesson, learning how to throw so they were teaching me the three things you have to think about – the angle of the throw, height of the throw and speed of the throw. It was all about them having fun whilst learning basically.
“I think it can have a big impact on the kids, visits like today, I probably wouldn’t have realised the kind of impact but when I was at primary school a couple of players from Nottingham Forest came out, David Prutton and Gareth Williams, and I remember how much fun it was and the kids were talking about it for ages after.
“It’s something that can stick with them and also hopefully it might have helped a few of them with their lesson maybe if they were a bit down or weren’t as motivated it might have helped to pick up their day.”
For more information on the Premier League Primary Stars initiative being delivered by the Leeds United Foundation please contact Thomas McStravick on 07701342567 or email Thomas.firstname.lastname@example.org.