Holy Trinity Primary School of Oswestry were our visitors earlier in the week
School visit a huge success
We were delighted to receive a visit from more than a hundred Year 5 and 6 pupils, together with their teachers, from Holy Trinity Primary School in Oswestry.
The visit, arranged through Shrewsbury Town's head of community Martin James, revolved around the pupil’s work on healthy lifestyles.
Following a tour of the Greenhous Meadow stadium and the chance to watch the players train, the 106 pupils were addressed by the club's executive chef Paul Crowe and head physio Chris Skitt.
Paul gave an idea of the selection of menus the players are presented with and how we educate them in the need for a balanced diet to ensure that they consume the right types and amounts of carbohydrates, proteins, fats, vitamins and minerals. Feeding the body the right fuel to help them in their exercise.
Chris, aided by winger Jon Taylor, then explained his role in keeping the players fit, preventing and treating injury.
He also spoke of the importance of rest and hydration.
Jon said how he wished to avoid injury as the treatments Chris handed out were often very painful!
Jon, now Town's top scorer this season, then answered many questions put to him by the pupils.
“The pupils were a credit to Holy Trinity Primary," said Martin James. "Their behaviour was excellent and they asked and answered many questions.
"I thank the team from the community, our safety officer Alan Roberts, Paul Crowe and Chris Skitt for giving up their time to make this trip so worthwhile for the children and teachers.
“This is one example of how the club works with schools to help with their curriculum studies.
"Secondary schools also use our services for subjects such as business studies and sports science. A football club is a business and has many aspects that can be useful in supporting studies.”