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Boco and Gnanduillet go Back to School

15 October 2014

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Last week Spireites Romy Boco and Armand Gnanduillet paid a visit to Chesterfield school St Mary's Catholic High School.

As part of their visit the two players spoke their native French with foreign language students at the school, signed autographs and held a question and answer session.

Lauren Craven, a foreign language teacher at the school, spoke about the significance of the visit for her students.
She said: "It's very important. The youngsters need good male role models, particularly the boys, and football is becoming very important for girls nowadays as well.

"We find the boys in particular sometimes need more role models and the players talking about their school and current careers and showing that they are sensible and intelligent people is very positive for the students."

Craven explained that knowledge of the players' school visit had also stimulated interest among the students.

She said: "There was lots of interest and they were very excited. We haven't had this sort of competition before and it at least doubled if not tripled interest in the quizzes that we did when they knew that the prize was to meet the players today.

"There's been lots of interest and they've been buzzing about it all week."

After the session Boco also spoke about the experience and how much he enjoyed his time with the students.

He said: "It was really nice, there were a lot of questions from the kids, so it was good.

"The kids always want to know what it's like to be a footballer, they really enjoy it and ask about how often we are training and things like that. 

"It's nice for them to know and they can come to our games more often."

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