Saddlers players Adam Chambers and Reece Flanagan visited pupils at Hillary Primary School yesterday to see some of their writing skills.
The players joined a school assembly, including a question and answer session, before heading around different classes to meet a number of children.
Years 3, 4 and 5 are taking part in a school writing competition, as part of Walsall FC Community Programme’s work with Premier League Primary Stars Writing Stars.
Daniel Groves, Year 3 teacher at Hillary Primary School, said: “It was fantastic to have the players here to really encourage the children.
“With our school only a few minutes from the stadium, you could see how excited the children were to meet professional footballers, who some didn’t know play just down the road.”
The winning children will also receive a special reward – a ground tour with Walsall FCCP around the Banks’s Stadium.
Paul Larvin, Manager for Education at Walsall FC Community Programme, added: “It was great to see Adam and Reece engaging with the youngsters and their writing activities at school.
"We’ve also managed to involve another local school in our work with Premier League Primary Stars, an initiative which is trying to engage schools nationwide through the power of football.”
To find out more about Premier League Primary Stars visit plprimarystars.com, or to get your school involved please email firstname.lastname@example.org.