A group of year 5 pupils at St Nicholas’ Primary School got a surprise when their lesson was visited by 3 members of the Accrington Stanley first team.

The children were taking part in the Move & Learn project, a national programme which is delivered locally by Accrington Stanley Community Trust. With the focus of the session being carbohydrates and exercise the players took part in a Q&A with the children and told them all about their diets and the importance of exercise. The children learned that Shay McCartan’s favourite food is Fish!

Project manager Josh Cooper explains ‘we like to get the players involved in the project whenever we can, they are role models to many of the children and if they can inspire any of them to live a healthier lifestyle then its all worth it’ 

Our thanks go to Shay McCartan, Aaron Chapman and Noor Husin for being great sports and getting involved.

The Kinder +Sport Move and Learn Project is part of Ferrero’s global Kinder+Sport initiative designed to encourage an active lifestyle in children across the world, and has already reached 15m children. Targeted at primary school children aged between nine and ten years old, the programme combines six weeks of practical sporting sessions with classroom based activities.

During each 90-minute session, children will learn about the body, diet, nutrition, the importance of exercise and food groups and take part in a practical session of football, handball and dodgeball.

A spokesperson from Ferrero said: “We want to have a lasting impact on the activity levels and happiness of young people. Active children are more likely to grow into active adults, so we are passionate about inspiring future generations to embrace physical exercise and find the joy of living.

By working with such fantastic clubs, and having the generous support of their players and staff, we are making a real difference in ensuring children understand just how important it is to adopt a balanced diet alongside regular physical activity.”

If you would like your school to partake in ‘Kinder +Sport Move and Learn’ – which is free – please contact our Sport Development team on 01254 304071 or email info@stanleytrust.co.uk