SO much for dreading your first day back in School!

The pupils at Fenton Community Primary School in Haverfordwest were certainly excited to be back in after half term on Monday morning, as they were treated to a special football based assembly with the real life Premier League trophy on show.

Fenton was selected at random as a reward following a parent’s Premier League Primary Stars nomination, and joining members of the Stars programme were the Swansea City Community Trust, including club legend and ambassador Lee Trundle, coaches, and the famous Swansea mascot Cyril the Swan.

Also on hand was former Premier League referee Chris Hoy, who officiated 651 professional matches in a distinguished career.

After a welcome from head teacher Matthew Harries, the assembly opened with Jeremy Weeks, of the Primary Stars programme, explaining to pupils the history of the Premier League trophy – and showing them brief video packages of their favourite players and teams.

He said it was the first time the silverware had come to Wales, and he kept students entertained with some fun fact finding games, and an amusing interlude with Cyril himself.

Trundle meanwhile, spoke about the importance of having ambitions and working hard to achieve goals, while Foy talked of his experiences in the middle, labelling Christiano Ronaldo as the best player he had ever officiated – with Eden Hazard the most talented footballer he had ever sent off!

Following the assembly, all year groups were able to have their photo taken with the trophy, before being put through their paces – both inside and outside of the classroom, by Swansea coaches and members of the Primary Stars team.

Then in the afternoon, the School side headed to the Conygar Bridge Meadow Stadium for the Swansea Community Trust mini football tournament that was won by Neyland CP School, with Foy taking charge of the final.

“It’s brilliant for the pupils to experience having the Premier League trophy in front of them – it’s not often that happens,” Trundle told Telegraph Sport afterwards.

“They will see a lot of football things on TV which probably don’t seem real. But getting to stand next to the trophy, meet a Premier League referee, and train with Swansea coaches makes a big difference.

“It inspires youngsters to achieve their ambitions.”

And Trundle said it was important that Swansea City maintained links with the whole of West Wales, including Pembrokeshire.

“We are aware that there are a lot of Swansea fans down this way and we want to give Schools a chance to get involved with us. It’s important we keep in touch with our supporters everywhere, not just in Swansea.”

Fenton teacher Matthew Vaughan added: “What a great way to start a new half term.

“We were incredibly lucky to have the Premier League trophy come to school as well as all the fantastic coaches from Swansea City as well as Lee Trundle and Cyril the Swan!

“All the children really enjoyed the sessions learning about the values of the Premier League Primary Stars programme, as well as the sport activities with the coaches and the question and answer session about the trophy itself. It certainly was a memorable day.”