Southend United striker Charlie Kelman returned to his old place of study, The Bromfords School in Wickford, to talk with pupils about his life as a professional footballer.
Kelman represented the school football team during his time at The Bromfords, alongside teammate Matt Rush.
The 18-year-old – who is Blues’ top scorer so far this season with six goals – was asked a wide range of questions, covering his training schedule and diet to his aims for the future and what life advice he’d have for the pupils.
“It was crazy being back, I enjoyed it.
“I remember people used to come into school and I would ask them questions so it was crazy being the other way round.
“These kids know that I’ve been there [in their position] and I’ve gone and done good things.
“Hopefully I can inspire the next person.”
Mr Ford, PE Teacher at The Bromfords School, commented:
“I thought Charlie was brilliant in the way he expressed how hard work, ambition and drive are absolutely key [to success].
“Even if you do make the odd mistake here and there, you’ve got to keep going again which is a great message for the students to hear.”