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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