BORO legends were on hand to launch an education pack that will teach local youngsters about the football club’s past while they learn.
Gary Gill joined pupils from Ayresome Primary School at an event at the Riverside Stadium before Paul Kerr attended a launch at Teesside University for the Boro-themed education pack.
The pack is the brainchild of lifelong Boro fan Alan Spence, project director of Middlesbrough 86, a scheme supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund that has run a series of initiatives to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the club surviving near financial disaster in the mid-1980s.
It features a series of learning activities and uses Middlesbrough FC to teach primary and secondary school children national curriculum subjects.
These include history, citizenship, art and design, physical education, business, maths, geography, economics, drama and business.
The packs, which are being distributed to schools across Teesside, feature subjects for key stages 2, 3 and 4 such as footballers’ diets from different eras, kit designs, football merchandising and the geography of football clubs.