Year 5 pupils from nearby Springfield Primary School were given a very special treat as Burnley FC goalkeeper Nick Pope helped them celebrate their completion of the Burnley FC in the Community Schools’ Healthy Eating Programme.
The school, which is just a stone’s throw away from Turf Moor stadium, welcomed Nick into the class where he went head-to-head with pupil Amy in a game of fruit and vegetable Pictionary.
The idea of the game was to have a fun ending to the six-week course and to let Amy and her classmates put into practice what they’ve learned about healthy eating choices, different types of foods and more.
It was a great atmosphere with half of the class cheering on the Clarets’ favourite and the other half supporting Amy! They were both given a popular fruit or vegetable to draw and whoever’s team guessed the quickest would win the point.
Nick would eventually be the winner, but it was a thoroughly enjoyable afternoon for all of the class.
After the game, he presented each pupil with their very own certificate for successfully completing the BFCitC Schools’ Healthy Eating Programme.
Charlotte Griffiths, BFCitC’s Health and Wellbeing Officer, said: “It’s been great delivering our Schools’ Healthy Eating Programme to the Year 5s at Springfield Primary School. The children have learned about the food groups, sugar in drinks, label reading, active lifestyles and much more!
“It’s always fantastic to finish off with a visit from a Burnley FC first team player and the class were delighted to have Nick Pope in to celebrate all that they have done in the past six weeks.”