Chesterfield players Sam Hird, Ryan Fulton and Thorsten Stuckmann visited St Peter & St Paul School last Thursday, to hand out certificates to pupils at their sports assembly.
The visit, arranged by the Community Trust, was also a chance for the players to talk about the benefits of healthy eating and exercise, as well as spreading the anti-bullying message.
Hird, Fulton and Stuckmann also took part in a question and answer session, where they were put to the test by the enthusiastic pupils, receiving questions such as what do the players eat before and after matches? And also which team do you most like to play against?
There was even time for a team photograph at the end.
The visit itself brought back some fond memories for one player in particular.
“It does actually! My memory is not the best so it does help bring back some memories,” said Hird. “We’ve got to give them their certificates, which is nice, and we’ve really enjoyed it.
“It’s important [that the children take part in various sports], it’s good for the body, health and keeping fit.”
While Ben Lamb, head of sport at St Peter & St Paul says that the children were delighted to have the players visit.
“It’s superb,” Lamb told Player HD.
“They are role models in the community, it’s one thing to see them on the pitch on Saturday but to see them close up, talk to them and ask questions, will hopefully inspire them!”