Thierry Henry hosts football master class for Barking students

PUBLISHED: 09:21 22 May 2015 | UPDATED: 09:21 22 May 2015

Thierry Henry delivered a football masterclass to students from Eastbury Comprehensive School,

Thierry Henry delivered a football masterclass to students from Eastbury Comprehensive School,

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A football super-star treated students to a sports master class last week after their school was the lucky winner of a prize draw.

Arsenal and France legend Thierry Henry taught a group of year seven and eight students from Barking’s Eastbury Comprehensive School the essential football skills on Tuesday.

And to make the master class even more special, students travelled to the Arsenal Sports Centre for the lesson.

The Hulse Avenue based school was entered into the prize draw following its commitment and participation to the Sky Sports Living for Sport programme.

The free initiative is open to all secondary schools across the UK and Ireland and this academic year more than 1,500 schools have taken part.

The initiative uses sports stars and the skills learnt through sport to build life skills in young people.

Sky Sports Living for Sport is part of the Sky Academy, a set of initiatives which use the power of TV, creativity and sport to help one million young people build practical skills and experience to unlock their potential.

“It’s been a pleasure working with the students of Eastbury Comprehensive School,” Sky Academy ambassador Thierry Henry said.

“The school and the students have got a lot from Sky Sports Living for Sport, using the skills learned through sport to benefit other areas of their lives.

“Eastbury school is a worthy winner of the Sky Sports Living for Sport competition and I hope the students continue to enjoy the value of sport off the field, as well as on it.”

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