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Wigan Athletic trio join virtual Premier League Primary Stars lesson

Three Wigan Athletic players have taken part in a virtual Premier League Primary Stars lesson with pupils from Our Lady’s Primary School.

Adam Long, Chris Merrie and Alex Perry joined pupils from Our Lady’s Primary School in their virtual Premier League Primary Stars lesson this week. 

The lesson focused on leadership, with all three players providing pupils an insight into the importance of the subject in football.

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the Community Trust have been delivering virtual lessons from home, with topics including Maths, English and a number of PSHE subjects.

A captain for Wigan Athletic’s U23 side, midfielder Chris Merrie enjoyed sharing his experiences of leadership and highlighted the importance of the virtual lessons whilst schools are closed.

He said: “The virtual lesson was really good, the kids engaged well asking us questions and I really enjoyed it too.

“I think it’s very important to keep the pupils engaged, as it gives them a bit of structure especially during these times and also keeps them motivated and focused as well.”

Georgia Cunningham, Year 6 Teacher at Our Lady’s said: “The virtual session was great. The children have really understood what leadership is about. 

“You could see how excited they were to speak to the players and ask them questions and having the opportunity to speak to the players was hugely invaluable for them.”

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