Wigan Athletic first team players Max Power, Craig Morgan, Jussi Jääskeläinen, Shaun MacDonald, Craig Davies and Reece James visited Hope School on Thursday as part of the club’s Christmas visits.
Children from various age groups at the school met the Latics stars, who gave each child a Christmas present before signing autographs and posing for photos.
Hope School, based in Marus Bridge, takes the individual needs of every child as their prime aim, and strives to achieve the highest possible standards in the wider educational context, where achievement, equality and independence are a key aspiration for all.
Pauline Lynch, Deputy Head Teacher at Hope School, said: “It’s become a tradition for Wigan Athletic to visit us every year and we really appreciate the club’s support. It brings a smile to all of the children’s faces and it’s just lovely to have them with us.”
It was the third community visit of the week for Warren Joyce’s men, who on Tuesday visited the Royal Albert Infirmary Rainbow Ward and the Team Latics Christmas party at the DW Stadium.
Max Power, Latics midfielder, said: “When you’ve got kids yourself you realise how fortunate you are, so it’s lovely to have been able to put smiles on the children’s faces. Since I’ve been at the club the relationship it has with the local community has been really strong.”