SAFC’s Jack Rodwell inspired after trip to Wearside school

SAFC footballers Mika Mandron, Jack Rodwell, Santiago Vergini and Liam Agnew were at Dubmire Primary School as part of a Foundation of Light family learning day.
SAFC footballers Mika Mandron, Jack Rodwell, Santiago Vergini and Liam Agnew were at Dubmire Primary School as part of a Foundation of Light family learning day.
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YOUNGSTERS at a Wearside school got a break from lessons when Premier League stars dropped in for the day.

SAFC players Jack Rodwell, Santiago Vergini, Mikael Mandron and Liam Agnew were at Dubmire Primary School, in Fence Houses, as part of a Foundation of Light Family Learning session.

They took part in a number of activities which help children and adults learn together, while promoting the importance of healthy and positive lifestyles.

Run by Foundation of Light, the registered charity of the Black Cats, Family Learning through Football is an award-winning 10-week programme run in primary schools.

It uses the power of football to get families involved in activities that inspire learning and achievement, develop and build new skills, and improve relationships within the family.

Speaking about the visit, Jack said: “It’s been great to come out to the school for something different. We’ve done a few bits of exercise with the kids and most of them are Sunderland fans.

“Sometimes you finish training and don’t feel in the mood, but then you come out to places like this and the looks on the kids’ faces is brilliant.

“We’re role models for them and it’s important to remember that.”