Picture gallery: Pupils at Lionwood Junior and Queen’s Hill Primary schools quiz Norwich City stars David Fox and Marc Tierney

Two Norwich City players dropped by to answer question from pupils at two Norwich schools last week.

Left-back Marc Tierney spoke to pupils at Lionwood Junior School, in Thorpe Hamlet, and midfielder David Fox stopped off at Queen's Hill Primary School, in Costessey.

The Premier League pair were visiting with coaches from Norwich City's official charity partner, the Community Sports Foundation (CSF).

Mr Fox met the children and staff at Queen's Hill Primary for an afternoon of PE and reading, before taking part in a pair of question and answer sessions with year five and six pupils.

On his arrival, the former Manchester United trainee joined in with a football lesson, delivered by Community Sports Foundation coach Tom Weal, helping key stage one children with various football skills.

Mr Fox then explained to the children: 'I remained focused on my goal of becoming a professional footballer, but I also made sure I worked hard for my GCSEs and A-levels in case it didn't work out.'

Beverly Hart, school improvement leader and Norwich City fan, said: 'We have a lot of Norwich City fans here and you could tell how excited they were to meet David. You could hear a pin drop during the question and answer session. It was terrific to hear David talking to our wider aspirations group about the hard work, resilience and effort needed to succeed in any aspect of life. As a Premier League footballer, he is a terrific role model and the children really took his advice on board.'

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Meanwhile, Mr Tierney's visit to Lionwood Junior included some time in a netball PE lesson with children and CSF coach Jordan Southgate, before finishing off in assembly as the whole school took their chance to ask him about his training schedule and career so far.

He revealed that his favourite game for the Canaries this season had been Manchester United away at Old Trafford and facing up to United winger Nani, whom he regards as one of the best players in the top flight.

Mr Tierney said: 'It was great to play on a stage like Old Trafford and come away from it with real confidence after a positive team and personal performance. That has definitely been a highlight of my career so far.'

For more information on the CSF schools and education programme visit www.communitysportsfoundation.org.uk

Is your school organising a fun event? Contact reporter David Freezer on 01603 772418 or david.freezer@archant.co.uk

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