Football legend shares skills with pupils

Ipswich Town legend John Wark meets the kids at Rattlesden Primary School, and puts them through their paces.
Ipswich Town legend John Wark meets the kids at Rattlesden Primary School, and puts them through their paces.
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Ipswich Town footballing legend John Wark shared his wisdom with pupils at Rattlesden Primary School.

The midfielder and defender taught the youngsters some techniques and oversaw a match before talking to them about his career.

The visit was made possible as his sister-in-law works as a mid-day supervisor at the school.

John, who also played for Liverpool and Middlesbrough, appeared in the 1980s film Escape to Victory.

Headteacher Bridget Burke said: “The children were very excited.

“We’ve got some die-hard Ipswich Town fans and they all knew who he was.”

She added that the school is part of the Thurston School Sports Partnership, which gives access to specialist teaching.

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