Manchester united defender Jonny Evans visited New Charter Academy in Ashton to take part in a maths lesson and launch a new education project aimed at improving numeracy standards.
Jonnny revealed his secret talent for maths,he is so good with numbers that his teenage sister turns to him for help with her homework. The lesson involved students watching clips from the classic Manchester derby of 2009 which saw United beat City 4-3 with a 96th winner from Michael Owen.The sudents analysed passes and goal attempts as Jonny was encouraging the kids to engage with maths and showing how they can use maths in sport.
The visit was organised through the academy's partnership with the Manchester United Foundation. Foundation coach Claire Mulvenna, who is based full time at New Charter said "It was great that the pupils could see someone who is a positive role model and also keen on maths, hopefully this will inspire them and push up their achievement levels up."