Healthy pupils are inspired by Clarets star Arfield

Burnley FC midfielder Scott Arfield with pupils at Barrowford Primary School (s)
Burnley FC midfielder Scott Arfield with pupils at Barrowford Primary School (s)

Health was the hot topic at Barrowford Primary School as Scott Arfield visited pupils to congratulate them on completing a healthy eating course with Burnley FC in the Community.

The midfielder stopped by to answer the pupil’s health-related questions, present their course certificates and grab a few photos after the school became the latest to complete the club’s Schools’ Healthy Eating Project.

Scott Arfield enjoys a question and answer session with children at Barrowford Primary School (s)

Scott Arfield enjoys a question and answer session with children at Barrowford Primary School (s)

Barrowford Primary is another local school that has taken part in Burnley FC in the Community’s Schools’ Healthy Eating Project. Over the past six-weeks, pupils have learnt about the levels of sugar in popular fizzy drinks, planned healthy lunch boxes, learnt about the key food groups and the children have maintained a log of their weekly water intake.

Answering questions about the ways he stays healthy, Scott was also asked about his footballing career, his own favourite player and what music he likes to listen to.

Abby Turner, Health and Wellbeing Manager at Burnley FC in the Community said: “We’ve been lucky enough to be supported by two first team players this week, as Jeff Hendrick also visited a local school a couple of days ago.

“The fantastic advice Scott offered the children about the importance of making healthy lifestyle choices really helped to reinforce the message we’ve been teaching them. I know his visit made a huge impact and it’s something they’ll remember for a long time to come!”

The Burnley FC star answered questions varying from food to football (s)

The Burnley FC star answered questions varying from food to football (s)