Highbury kids score Jermaine Jenas visit

Footballer Jermaine Jenas with Highbury Grove School children. Photo credit: Highbury Grove School.

Former Premier League star Jermaine Jenas wowed children at Highbury Grove School last week on a visit to kick off a partnership.

Details of the partnership could not be revealed as it is a working relationship still in its early phases.

Jackie Barry, the PA to head teacher Tom Sherrington, said: “Jermaine was met by a small group of students who were very excited to meet him.

“The group included a student who is a member of the Tottenham Academy Under 16 Girls’ team.”

The lucky seven students, from year groups 8 to 11, asked the Match of the Day pundit and ex-England and Spurs midfielder a range of questions about his footballing career.

Following the visit on November 12, Jenas tweeted: “Had a great day at @HGS_Islington what a fantastic school, can’t wait to start working together. Thanks Tom.”

Mr Sherrington who blogs as ‘headguruteacher’ and has over 33,000 Twitter followers replied: “Great to meet you. Thanks for sharing your passion for working with young people and schools. And football!”

Jenas is a partner with Aquinas Education, a recruitment agency that works in schools across the UK encouraging students to work hard to achieve.

Questions answered by Jenas:

Best goal? Versus Manchester United in 6-2 loss

Best manager? Sir Bobby Robson

Best player? Gareth Bale

Photo: Highbury Grove School.