It was like England football captain Wayne Rooney had never been away when he recently went back to his Liverpool primary school.
Rooney visited Our Lady and Saint Swithin’s Catholic Primary School days before he won his landmark 100th England cap last weekend.
The school, which has been in contact with Rooney throughout his career, had 99 pupils take part in a special photo session with the returning hero. They had all been kitted out in England’s home and away shirts – the captain’s idea.
Described as acting like a “little school kid” by headteacher Sandra Hamilton, Rooney sat in the centre wearing his No 10 shirt with the kids around him.
“He did everything with the children, We couldn’t get rid of him,” Ms Hamilton added.
“He gives so much belief to the kids round here. He’s the one in a million to make his dream happen and the kids really look up to him.”
Main pic: Wayne Rooney (centre) returns to Our Lady and Saint SwithinÕs Catholic Primary School (picture from Daily Mail)