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Arsenal striker Theo Walcott joins PE lesson at Camden Town school

Brecknock School pupils get a surprise new PE teacher

10 February, 2017 — By Geoffrey Sawyer

ARSENAL striker Theo Walcott paid a visit a Camden Town school yesterday (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.

His visit was part of the ‘Arsenal in the Community’ programme which sends coaches in to 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.

Walcott 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.

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