Super St. John’s are Mascot Monday movers!

Super St. John’s are Mascot Monday movers!

Pupils of Higham St. John’s Primary School were treated to an exciting Monday morning assembly as Burnley FC mascot Bertie Bee made a special appearance to help promote Super Movers!

Super Movers is a new aspect of the Premier League Primary Stars programme, which Burnley FC in the Community (BFCitC) currently delivers in 30+ schools across the local community.

An exciting partnership between the Premier League and BBC, brought to the local community by BFCitC, Super Movers will encourage teachers to adopt an active approach to learning and include physical activity throughout the day.

The project was introduced to Higham St John’s by Bertie and BFCitC’s Sport Development Manager Sam Howell on Mascot Monday (25th June) – a day organised by the Premier League where multiple clubs’ mascots visited PL Primary Stars schools across the country to promote exhilarated learning.

Bertie got involved with the assembly as they took part in some moves, before some pupils showed off their own creative Super Moves!

Sam said: “The children at St. John’s were brilliant, they really took to the idea of Super Movers and were keen to get involved, especially with Bertie making a special guest appearance!

“Physical activity helps with academic achievement, behaviour, concentration and self-esteem. Research has proven that just five minutes of moderate exercise can significantly improve engagement in lessons.”

If you would like more information on our PL Primary Stars programme, or you know a school that may want to get involved, then please contact our Sport Development Manager, Sam Howell, on s.howell@burnleyfc.com or 01282 704716.