Nov 24 2010 By Paloma Kubiak
Martin Offiah, ex-England Rugby league player and current Sky Sports commentator, at Christ Church, Church of England Junior School
A FORMER rugby star visited an Ealing school on Friday to present prizes to the children for their work during Black History Month.
Martin Offiah, ex-England Rugby league player and current Sky Sports commentator, came to Christ Church, Church of England Junior School, to give out awards to pupils for their researching and presenting skills on black personalities throughout history.
The younger pupils of the school in Springbridge Road, focused on sports stars and artists, while older children carried out three minute presentations on black people in politics and civil rights.
Mr Offiah, who lives in Ealing, was impressed by the displays and 24 children in total were given prizes of books.
Caroline Allen, a parent of two children at the school, said: "Martin was absolutely wonderful with the children and talked to them about the importance of trying out new activities. There was a special feeling about the morning and Martin and all the staff were astonished by the work the children did throughout the Black History Month project.
"Each year group had a different category of person to do a three minute presentation and they all did an amazing job and knew what they were talking about."