Two Blackburn Rovers players surprised pupils at a Blackburn primary school – and this is why.

Defender Callum Brittain and midfielder Adam Wharton took time out after training to visit St Aidan’s Primary School.

Following the lesson, the players took centre stage for a whole school assembly where they spoke to the children about what life is like playing for Rovers before answering a great number of questions from young people of all ages, with the teachers even getting involved too.

Callum said: “We have joined in on a PE lesson today with the year one pupils and we have also answered questions from kids.

“There were some good questions – and some weird ones too which can be expected.

“Today brought back some memories of school, especially when the kids walked into assembly.”

Lancashire Telegraph:  Adam Wharton and Callum Brittain at St Aidan’s Primary School Adam Wharton and Callum Brittain at St Aidan’s Primary School (Image: Blackburn Rovers Community Trust)Adam said: “It was good to see them all having fun and enjoying being in school.

“I was a Blackburn fan and if saw a Blackburn player I would be over the moon.

“It means a lot to some of them and it is good to get involved and see what it’s like around Blackburn.

“Maybe one day these kids will be playing for Blackburn.”

A spokesperson for Blackburn Rovers Community Trust said: “If your school would be interested in finding out more about what we can offer through the Premier League primary stars network, then please get in touch through”