Primary school pupils in Ruabon are enjoying some extra tuition with the help of football coaches.

St Mary's Church in Wales School is currently taking part in a ten-week course with coaches from Wrexham Football Club.

The course teaches literacy and numeracy in the classroom, and ends with a one-hour sports session.

Coaches from the National League side have been coming to the school in Ruabon over the last few weeks as part of the Premier League Primary Schools Project, which is open to English Football League and National League teams.

Activities are always related to the football club, during literacy sessions, the pupils are shown how to, and are tasked with writing match reports for Wrexham AFC matches, and during numeracy lessons the pupils are shown how to collect data for player profiles, including goals, assists and clean sheets.

The sessions last for an hour and are always finished with another hour of PE, in which the coaches attempt to improve the children’s basic football skills.

Steven Dale, Football Development Manager at the club has helped to run the sessions, and expressed how important he believes it is to encourage youngsters to partake in exercise while also having fun.

“All we want is to get kids involved in football. We’re hoping that by putting on these sessions over the ten weeks, we can get the kids engaged in football and exercise, and hopefully encourage them to come down to our community run sessions that we do throughout the week as well.”

The club is tasked with delivering the programme to 15 different schools across Wrexham, Flintshire and Denbighshire in 2019.