Crystal Palace F.C stars joined primary school students to film a high-energy video promoting exercise and activity last week.

Christian Benteke and Patrick Van Aanholt and Palace Ladies' Ciara Watling and Jordan Butler visited Oasis Academy Ryelands to record the 'Eagle Swoop' alongside ten pupils.

The routine is a collaboration between Palace for Life Foundation, the Premier League and the BBC as part of Super Movers, an initiative which brings names from the worlds of football, music and television together to produce educational videos to capture children’s imaginations and help teachers get them moving throughout the day.

Christian Benteke, First-team Crystal Palace striker, said “We had a lot of fun, I couldn’t stop smiling! You could tell how much the children were enjoying it too and they did a good job of teaching us the dance.”

The accompanying soundtrack, written and performed by local poet Darren Randon of Well Versed Ink, aims to capture the anticipation and excitement of getting ready for a big match.

Jahmari Campbell, Year 6 pupil at Oasis Academy Ryelands, said; “I loved it! My heart kept pounding because I was so excited but after a while, I felt like a natural and a superstar! It felt amazing meeting the players and it felt cool being able to teach famous athletes the dance.”

The Eagle Swoop will be a big part of Palace for Life’s Healthy Eagles campaign and will be shown at primary schools across south London, with children encouraged to join in.

The video will also premiere in the Fanzone at Selhurst Park before the Everton game on Saturday 27 April.

Beth Towle, Health & Well-Being Manager at Palace for Life, added; “Through Healthy Eagles, we work with children and their families to educate them about the importance of a varied diet and encourage them to exercise more, ultimately helping them to lead healthier lives.”

“We’re delighted to be involved with Super Movers, which does a fantastic job of making movement fun and inclusive, and aligns perfectly with what we’re trying to achieve."

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