Conneely Goes Back to School!

A group of lucky year 5 pupils at St Peter’s and St Paul’s received a surprise visit from Accrington Stanley’s captain Seamus Conneely.

Conneely got involved with their Move and Learn lesson which was all about diet and nutrition. The children quizzed him on life as a footballer as well as his diet and the importance of exercise. Some of the questions that were asked were; how long did the team train for a week and did he eat fruit and vegetables to which he answered he liked bananas but disliked broccoli but ate it because it was good for you! Once all questions were answered he posed for photos with the pupils and signed their fixture lists.


Josh Cooper, Community Sport Officer ‘It’s great to have the support of the players and its was great to see the children asking him questions regarding the session content. The children enjoyed having Conneely surprise them today.’

The Kinder +Sport Move and Learn Project is part of Ferrero’s global Kinder+Sport initiative designed to encourage an active lifestyle in children across the world, and has already reached 15m children. Targeted at primary school children aged between nine and ten years old, the programme combines six weeks of practical sporting sessions with classroom based activities.

During each 90-minute session, children will learn about the body, diet, nutrition, the importance of exercise and food groups and take part in a practical session of football, handball and dodgeball.

For more information on Kinder  +Sport Move and Learn sessions please contact Josh Cooper on 01254 304071 or email