AMONG those cheering on John Stones and his England team mates for the World Cup this week were the current pupils of his former school.

Pupils of Thurlstone Primary got together for a photo opportunity on the school field on Monday as they chanted ‘C’mon Stonesy’.

Thurlstone man Stones, 24, is one of three former Barnsley FC players in the England squad alongside Kieran Trippier and goalkeeper Jack Butland.

Stones attended Thurlstone Primary and later Penistone Grammar. He played 28 games for his hometown club after coming through the Oakwell academy before moving on to Everton and then Premier League champions Manchester City.