City Academy pupils launch Spanish project with Daniel Ayala at Norwich vs Chelsea game

These lucky pupils can look forward to Norwich City-themed lessons after they helped launch a Spanish language project at Carrow Road on Saturday.

Stepping onto the hallowed turf at half-time in the Chelsea match, schoolchildren from the City Academy paraded the Spanish flag onto the pitch.

As reported in the Evening News on Wednesday, the language project is being backed by the Canaries' Spanish defender Daniel Ayala,

Ayala, signed in the summer from Liverpool, has been named ambassador for the project, called Spanish Double Club.

He said: 'I think it's great that local kids will be learning Spanish through the Double Club project. I look forward to saying 'Hola' to them soon and helping them to get started.'

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The scheme will initially be offered to 20 students from City Academy in Earlham and it is hoped the classes will encourage the 12 and 13-year-old pupils to develop their understanding of the language and take it as a GCSE.

Youngsters will take part in two hours of lessons each week.

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One hour will be based in the classroom and one will be out on the pitch, combining Spanish with football skills.

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