Sheffield United's Community team have helped teachers at Abbeydale Primary School get the pupils back on their best behaviour.

Blades' Football Development Officer Adrian Littlejohn was asked to put on team-building exercises for a mischievous Year 5 class.

The ten-week programme used the motivational and inspirational elements of sport to promote positive behaviour in the school.

Littlejohn said: "Some of the children were being a bit unruly. We were brought in to show them what could be achieved through respect and teamwork.

"We set up a programme of outdoor activities, which included football games and team sports that were new to some of the children.

"They all had a lot of fun, and we were able to get across our message that responsibility and leadership are crucial in developing their personal skills."

At the end of the programme there was a special celebration assembly in school at which the pupils were rewarded with certificates and medals.

The Community team were also presented with a huge Thank You card made by the youngsters.

Littlejohn added: "I was really touched by the card. Our aim when we went into the school was to make a difference to their young lives. It is really nice to see how they have matured over the ten weeks."

Football League Trust Regional Manager Angus Martin said: "It is fantastic to see Adrian and his team have such a positive influence over youngsters in the area.

"They have made a real difference to children in their community and the Trust fully supports the work they are doing."