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Players are Primary Stars

26 April 2017

Billy Sharp and Simon Moore recently visited Sheffield United's Community Foundation Premier League Primary Stars session at Rivelin Primary School as part of the EFL's Community Day of Action.

Sharp and Moore were kind enough to visit every class in the school, acting as role models and reading mentors.

They supported the Key Stage 1 children with their reading comprehension and afterwards sat in on an assembly with Key Stage 2 children, answering questions on life as a professional footballer and how hard they have to work to achieve their goals and dreams.

Skipper Sharp was delighted to contribute to the day and commented, "It was an absolute pleasure to visit Rivelin Primary School and see so many children benefit from seeing us come into school.

"It is obvious the Foundation have done a great job there and have inspired many of the pupils to try and achieve their full potential."

The Primary Stars programme involves supporting primary schools around their PE delivery within curriculum time, as well as teacher CPD, extra-curricular clubs and much more!

Also, a new development within the programme next year will see literacy be a key focus of the Primary Stars programme, with reading becoming a key aspect.

As part of the literacy focus, the Foundation has provided 150 brand new books to be used within the school. Moore said, "It was brilliant to see so many young children showing enthusiasm towards their reading!"

For more information about the Primary Stars programme, please contact the office on 0114 261 9883 or email

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