Reds Duo Visit Joseph Locke Primary

Bambo Diaby and Patrick Schmidt gave up their time to visit pupils at Joseph Locke Primary School on Thursday.

Beginning in year six, the Barnsley Football Club first-teamers met pupils as part of a series of question and answer sessions.

The Reds duo gave the children an insight into what attracted them both to plying their trade in England and how it differed to their previous clubs in Belgium and Austria respectively.

On what was the first school visit since moving to the UK, it was also an opportunity for the duo to engage with some of their young fans and learn more about the local community.

A week prior, Jacob Brown was giving back to the local community through visiting Meadstead Primary Academy.

Jacob also took part in class to class Q&A sessions throughout the Royston school.

The 21-year-old answered questions about his time at Oakwell and stressed the importance of education.

With the pupils currently focusing on Black History Month, Jacob also spoke about the importance of learning about different cultures at a young age.

He said: “To see all of the classes from year one up to year six and seeing all the excitement on their faces, it’s been good. It’s what you work hard for when you come in and see that you make a difference and brighten their day up. At this young age for the kids to learn that, you can want to play football, but it is important and you need to work hard on your education to get good qualifications. Obviously there is a lot of cultural differences all over the world, I think it’s good that from a young age the kids get to learn about that.”