Saints have continued their school visit programme over the last number of weeks, most recently to Newhill, Kinross and Coupar Angus primaries.
Our School Engagement Manager, Megan Moss, made a visit to Newhill Primary School after two P3 classes wrote more than 50 letters to the club, asking questions about St Johnstone and asking to learn some new football skills.
Megan, who plays for Jeanfield Swifts Ladies, ran football sessions with classes and also played a specially recorded video message from Graham Cummins:
Class teacher, Alyson Austin, said: “The children really enjoyed your visit to us. They’ve talked about it non-stop.”
Megan added: “We were so touched to receive all of the letters. It is amazing to see such enthusiasm and excitement in young fans, it means so much to the club.”
A few weeks back, Megan went with Saints players Michael Coulson and Danny Swanson to Kinross Primary School where they spoke to all P4-P7 pupils about the history of the club. The players answered questions, and after a presentation they even took part in a keepie-uppie competition with students!
Amy Rodgers, a teacher at Kinross PS, said: “It was a fun and interactive session which highlighted the commitment and dedication required to be a professional athlete.”
Michael said of the visit: “It’s nice to be able to put a smile on the kids' faces and for them to be able to interact with us, ask questions, and for us to give something back to them. I would have loved having professional footballers visit my school when I was younger, because it was always a dream of mine to become a footballer.”
COUPAR ANGUS PS
Megan also visited Coupar Angus Primary School for a career event discussing different jobs and work opportunities in football.
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