An interview with Peter Crouch – Premier League Primary Stars

Stoke City FC footballer Peter Crouch takes on the role of a PE teacher in a lesson with a difference in the Premier League’s latest ‘Best Lesson Ever’ video to promote its Premier League Primary Stars education programme.

The striker first appears on a screen at the front of the Maple Court Academy school hall as a pre-recorded video, before he surprises the class by walking through the hall doors and joins in with the class exercise session.

Peter Crouch said: “I loved PE at school and as a father of three I am so pleased the Premier League is using its popularity and reach to help get children active and encourage learning. It is great to be part of something that is supporting primary schools.”

Check out the video!


Peter Crouch – Premier League Primary Stars Q&A


What’s your favourite subject?

Apart from the obvious – PE – it was English, I always quite liked English.

What would your teacher say about you?

My teachers would probably say I was a bit chatty, liked to laugh, didn’t take things too seriously but worked hard.

Which teammate would be a good headteacher?

Headteacher out of my teammates would probably be Ryan Shawcross as he’s the sort of guy that people usually like to do what he says.

Which teammate is the smartest?

Lee Grant. He usually talks quite intelligently.

Who is your funniest teammate?

Someone who makes me laugh every day is Charlie Adam

What advice would you give to primary school pupils?

Listen to your teachers first and foremost, listen to your parents and try and have as much fun as you possibly can

What is your favourite children’s book?

Friend or Foe by Michael Morpurgo. It’s about an evacuee in World War Two.

What was your favourite school dinner treat?
I love pasta, so I would say spag bol.

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