Young learners from Sheffield received a surprise when an Owls star joined in with their PE lesson.
Pupils at Norfolk Park were delighted when Reda Johnson dropped in to mark the start of a new relationship between the school and SWFC’s Community Programme.
Coaches from the club are set to deliver weekly physical education lessons at the school which caters for youngsters with severe learning difficulties, complex medical needs and autism.
Defender Reda praised the collaboration between the club’s charitable arm and the local school.
He said: “It’s wonderful that Sheffield Wednesday can use their skilled coaching staff for the good of the local community.
“This partnership is brilliant for the pupils of Norfolk Park School who, I am sure, will enjoy getting active in their new PE sessions.”
As part of the launch a special assembly took place where children presented Reda and mascot Ollie the Owl with a cake and sang football-themed songs.
Head Teacher Jane Vickers said: “Our partnership with Sheffield Wednesday marks the start of a renewed drive by Norfolk Park School to reach out and establish links in the community.
“The children really loved having Reda and Ollie in school and we all look forward to developing further links with such a prestigious club.”
SWFC Community Officer Steven Taylor added: “I am delighted that the Community Programme has been able to build a relationship with Norfolk Park School.
“The staff and children have all been very welcoming and they should see the benefits of our specially-designed PE sessions in the weeks to come.”