It was a very special afternoon for pupils at Spire Junior School on Wednesday as they were given an amazing opportunity to see the Premier League trophy.
Over 150 children enjoyed the chance to get up close and personal with the iconic piece of silverware and had both group and individual photos taken to remember the special occasion.
The trophy was accompanied by a couple of Premier League Ambassadors who also put on an interesting Q&A session for each class to learn all about the trophy. Chester the Field Mouse also made an appearance.
It quickly became clear that it wasn’t just the pupils who were excited, however, with plenty of teachers also keen to get involved and hear interesting details about what the trophy is made of, what each part represents and how the colour of the ribbons are chosen.
Head teacher Dave Shaw said: “It’s been a fantastic experience for them to see what the Premier League trophy is like and hopefully inspires them to see what is possible in the future. If you work hard these are the sort of rewards you can get.”
The self-confessed Manchester City supporter added: “When they phoned us up to ask about the possibility of getting the trophy in I was over the moon and I didn’t sleep much last night!
“We have started putting a lot of money into sport this year and we’ve worked a lot with Chesterfield FC. This has been one of the brilliant benefits of that partnership.”