Jarvis visits Cymer Afan Primary School

Aaron Jarvis visited Cymer Afan Primary School before they broke up for Christmas as part of the ongoing Ospreys Schools Programme.


Pupils welcomed Jarvis to the school, and got a chance to quiz him on his rugby career and life outside of the sport.

The Ospreys Schools Programme was devised in partnership with RWE npower renewables, a leading renewable energy company in Wales, and supported by Sony Technology Centre and Save Britain Money. Assisted by the education departments at the three unitary authorities in the region to ensure it satisfies National Curriculum objectives and assists in the development of key skills.

The six week programme culminates in both a visit to the Liberty Stadium for the pupils and a visit from an Osprey player to the school to round it off.

The year four pupils at Cymer Afan had a great range of questions for Aaron, which they had come up with themselves and wanted to know everything from how he became a rugby player to what were his favourite toys as a child. Aaron said:

"I've really enjoyed visiting Cymer Afan. It's been great meeting all the kids and they have come up with some really clever questions for me. Visits like these are always great as we get to go out into the community and meet the kids and hopefully help encourage them to work hard in school as well as getting involved in sport".

Liam Evans, WRU/Ospreys Player Participation Officer for Neath Port Talbot added:

"It's been great having Aaron up here today with one of the schools participating in the Ospreys Schools Programme. The pupils had come up with some great questions and with Aaron's answers were able to cover different aspects of the programme such as numeracy and literacy".

Cymer Afan teacher, Christopher Watson remarked on the visit from Aaron:

"The pupils have had a fab time, it's been a culmination of a brilliant project that they have been participating in with the Ospreys and is also going on throughout the valley with the other primary schools in our community. Today been a fantastic chance for the children to meet one of the players and they have thoroughly enjoyed questioning him and got some great information which will form the basis for some additional writing work".