Students from Kennington Primary School were lucky enough to take a guided tour of Deepdale earlier this year as a partner primary school of Preston North End Community and Education Trust.
Under the Premier League Primary Stars programme, the Trust's partner schools are able to take up the offer of a free ground tour at the home of Preston North End.
And with Deepdale being the former site of the National Football Museum, the Trust have been able to utilise their relationship with the historic organisation to make the primary school children's visit to Preston North End even more impactful.
Learning about the great Sir Tom Finney and his Preston North End career, students were even welcomed inside the stadium to see the lounge at Deepdale that is named after the city's proudest son.
Jack Mountain, Senior Schools Provision Officer, explained: "We recently started to do some work with the National Football Museum, which will include schools going to Manchester to see their exhibits and also complete some workshops.
"As the National Football Museum used to be in Preston, a lot of the memorabilia is still at the stadium, so we used our relationship to combine with our Primary Stars ground tours.
"They provided a member of staff to talk through the life of Sir Tom Finney life, including his Preston North End and England career. Some artefacts from Sir Tom’s life, including his England caps and PNE shirts, were also included.
"The pupils then got to compare old football equipment such as balls and boots to the modern day versions before completing a full tour of the stadium."
🤗 @DarnellFisher joined in the fun and games with @KenningtonCPS pupils this afternoon!— Preston North End Community and Education Trust (@pnecommunity) October 17, 2019
North End's No.2 took part in the P.E lesson delivered by #PNECET before answering some of the children's questions at the end of the session. 🏃♂️
Thanks for coming down, Darnell! 👊#pnefc pic.twitter.com/yA5Gk9hm7P
Kennington Primary School were also delighted to greet popular Lilywhites defender Darnell Fisher and welcome him into one of their PE lessons earlier in the academic year, also thanks to them being a partner school of the Trust.
The PL Primary Stars programme uses the power and appeal of football and cross-curricular learning to inspire primary school children. As part of this, maths and literacy concepts are incorporated into children's PE lessons
If you would like your school to partner with the Trust on the Primary Stars programme for next year, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.