International football star Raheem Sterling pledged to help with the construction of modern facilities at the Pembroke Hall Primary School on Friday.

The Jamaica-born England international made the announcement during a surprise visit to the school.

Sterling promised to assist the school with the construction of a modern playing field. He also pledged to help with the development of a centre to provide psycho-social support to vulnerable students.

They were given a morale boost when in the form of a motivational talk from Sterling.

In addition, Sterling signed autographs, took pictures, and encouraged the student body to perform their best in class.

Sterling plays for powerhouse, Chelsea, in the Premier League. The Blues play Everton in the league on Saturday. Chelsea manager, Graham Potter, confirmed Sterling is among a host of players missing through injury.

Sterling has also been left out of the latest England squad to the knock.