Saddlers defenders Jon Guthrie and Nicky Devlin visited pupils at Redhill Primary School for their final Premier League Primary Stars lesson last Thursday.
The sessions were run over eight weeks at the Cannock school, and focused on Premier League Primary Stars’ key values.
The players spoke about their experience of these as footballers, as well as answering questions, presenting certificates and signing autographs for the Year 4 pupils.
Nicky Devlin said: “To come and see the impact that the Premier League Primary Stars programme has had on the kids has been brilliant. I really enjoyed it, it’s been really good fun.
“Especially in society right now, football is probably the one thing everyone has got a common ground on. Everyone knows something about it or has a connection.”
Jon Guthrie added: “You can see the excitement when we turned up here - they’re all really engaged. It’s great to see the stuff the community are doing to help and I think it has a positive impact on everyone involved.
“Some of the keywords like resilience, positivity, teamwork – they are all vital in any walk of life, so to get that embedded early can only be a good thing.”
Community Manager Paul Larvin led the sessions at Redhill.
He said: “The players have been fantastic. The children have really responded well to having them in school and they’ve managed to ask lots of really great questions about the topics we’ve covered.”