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Theo visits local primary school

Theo Walcott

Theo Walcott paid a visit to Brecknock Primary School in Islington on Thursday to say hello to some excited young Gooners.

He met youngsters taking part in a PE lesson and read with a group of young children. Arsenal in the Community coaches deliver PE lessons at the school, as well as a range of workshops. Pupils from the school also take part in the Arsenal Double Club holiday programme, which uses football as a way to help children improve their numeracy, literacy and language skills.

Theo said: “It was great to meet so many excited kids, who were great fun, and to see what a difference the Arsenal in the Community guys can make. Arsenal’s not just the players, we’re a big family, and getting out into local schools is a big part of who we are.”

Arsenal in the Community’s work at Brecknock forms part of the Premier League’s Primary Stars campaign, which is committed to providing sports and education resources to every Primary School in England and Wales. The community department work in 75 primary schools in north London across Islington, Camden and Hackney.