H’Angus the Monkey surprised youngsters at a local school earlier this week when he popped in to see them with the Premier League trophy!
The monkey mascot attended a special assembly at Greatham Primary School on Monday morning as part of the Premier League’s Primary Stars initiative which encourages teamwork, dedication and working hard to achieve your ambitions.
Claire Boddy, a teaching assistant at the school, explained that the top flight silverware’s visit to the town was actually down to her husband who manages the school’s football team and entered them in a competition to win the chance to see the Premier League trophy.
Representatives from the Club’s Community Sports Foundation, led by Pools legend Keith Nobbs, took H’Angus along to the school to add gloss to the day and also helped organise football coaching sessions for the lucky pupils.
Children weren’t allowed to touch the trophy but they were allowed to have their photos taken alongside it under the watchful eye of two security guards who travel with the silverware.
“It was great to see the children’s faces when they saw the Premier League trophy – and I think they were even more excited when H’Angus walked in,” joked Nobbs.
“The day was all a reward for the school for successfully entering the competition and they were one of only four nationwide who won the chance for the trophy to visit.
“It was brilliant to see how they engaged with the information they were given and were able to use the Premier League trophy and football in general as a tool for learning.”