Bird and Mottley-Henry Visit High View

Barnsley FC players Jared Bird and Dylan Mottley-Henry visited pupils at High View Primary Learning Centre today.

The duo took part in a question and answer assembly, engaging with numerous year groups from across the school.

Jared and Dylan covered questions about topics such as their diet, who inspired them to play football, matchdays as a professional footballer and about the 21-year-olds career aspirations.

The visit was organised by Sports Development Officer Kieron Campbell as part of the Premier League Primary Stars programme.

Stars aims to inspire children aged 5-11 to learn and to help develop key skills in both pupils and teachers.

Winger Dylan was happy to play his part this afternoon and hoped that he and Jared had provided some inspiration for the children both inside and outside of the classroom.

He said: “It was good. It was nice to see some of the kids and for them to be able to ask me some questions. It’s nice to give back, it’s been a good experience. It’s nice seeing the kids appreciate every single Barnsley player. They still treat you the same and ask you the same questions when they see a pro.

“Like I said, giving back to the community is what we’re all about. It’s nice to see the kids get a little buzz off it and see that it is possible to get to where we are. I saw some kids who were taking in the information. Hopefully, they’ll be able to get where I am and where my other teammates are in the next 10 or 15 years.”

If you are interested in finding out more information about the Premier League Primary Stars programme with Reds in the Community then contact [email protected] or ring 01226 211333.