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COMMUNITY: Marvin Sordell, Reice Charles-Cook and Ivor Lawton make surprise visit to Howes Primary School

13 December 2016

The players met with children currently taking part in the Primary Stars Project, delivered by the Sky Blues...

Coventry City Striker Marvin Sordell, Goalkeeper Reice Charles-Cook and Midfielder Ivor Lawton all made a surprise visit to Howes Primary School.

The players met with the Year 3 and 4 children at Howes Primary School who are currently taking part in the Premier League’s Primary Stars Project, delivered by Sky Blues in the Community. The players watched the Year 3 class take part in their Passing and Receiving Lesson, which is a special treat for the children.

The children were given the opportunity to ask the players questions on how they became a professional footballers and their experiences in school. This was a real insight for the children on what they need to do and how anything is possible, after which the children each got photos an autographs with the Sky Blues stars.

Sky Blues in the Community had just received Value Packs from the Premier League, containing stickers, certificates and posters all encouraging Fairness, Inspiration, Ambition and Being Connected. The players helped to support the Premier League’s message and discussed the 4 different values.

Goalkeeper, Reice said: “It’s always great when we get the chance to go into schools and meet the children in the local community.  The children have been fantastic and have asked some really insightful questions on how they can become a footballer. It’s nice to be seen as a role model to the children so hopefully with some of the answers we gave today, we will have given the children some inspiration.”

Coventry born Lawton said: “The Primary Stars Project sounds great. I would have loved to take part in a Premier League Project when I was at school as it was always something I was interested in. It’s really important that PE Lessons are at a high quality so it’s great to know that there are Projects put in place to ensure that is happening in Coventry.”

Howes Primary School’s Deputy Head, Rebecca Bollands said: “We are really excited to be taking part in the Primary Stars programme. Our children are learning both sports skills and the importance of respect.  Staff have been developing confidence in delivering lessons to help children make progress in football.  The visit from the CCFC players was a real highlight, especially as the players were such good role models for our pupils.”

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