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Helan’s culture class

23 October 2013


Young learners from Sheffield were given a special treat when an Owls star turned up to teach their class on culture.

Frenchman Jeremy Helan took time out of training to help bring the curriculum to life for kids at Clifford Infants as part of the school’s cultural awareness week.

Pupils quizzed the midfielder, who grew up in the town of Clichy on the outskirts of Paris, about the lifestyle and cultural differences in England and his home country.

Youngsters asked about all aspects of his life from his education in France to his football career in England as well as discussing the differences in buildings, customs and foods from one country to the other.

Jeremy said: "I was very impressed with the questions I was asked by the kids and hope I was able help them learn about the differences and similarities between my upbringing and their own.

"I think it’s very important that children are taught about different cultures and backgrounds from a young age so I was delighted to be asked along to help."

After the lesson he presented the school with a Sheffield Wednesday shirt signed by himself and his fellow teammates and stuck around to pose for photos and sign autographs for the youngsters.

Headteacher at Clifford Infants, Sue Preston said it was a pleasure to welcome Jeremy to the school as part of their cultural awareness week.

"Jeremy was a fantastic guest, taking the time to visit all three classes and talk about his childhood in France as well as giving us a signed shirt as a gift which was lovely.

"He was a huge hit with the children, who really enjoyed the sessions, and we all hope he will be back to visit us again very soon."

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