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Owls star Jeremy in language Q&A

1 May 2015

Owls star Jeremy Helan this week visited a multi-language school to run a question and answer session with language pupils.

The session, held at Ecclesfield School and facilitated by the Sheffield Wednesday Community Programme, saw Jeremy talk about his experience of being a footballer adapting to living in England and the benefits of learning a foreign language.

The French-born player spoke about why young people should continue to learn languages, both from a linguistic and cultural point of view.

Ecclesfield pupil, Daniel Walsh (11), said: "I really enjoyed the day and I loved finding out about Jeremy and the challenges he faced when learning English. I thought it was fantastic that he wants to learn a new language after he's finished playing football. When I'm older I want to become a footballer and I now know how important languages can be to become one."

The club’s Community Programme regularly works with Ecclesfield School to deliver various sports and community initiatives to provide opportunities for the pupils.

Arion Quaynor, Curriculum Leader at Ecclesfield School, said: "We were delighted to welcome Jeremy to the school. Our pupils were really interested to find out about how he uses his language skills to communicate with different players at SWFC.

“We are extremely grateful to Sheffield Wednesday for organising this event and on behalf of our pupils we would like to say a massive thank you to Jeremy."

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