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It's a different ball game for Azza!

Posted on 1 February 2012  - 07:29

Aaron Lennon showed off his basketball skills with Leyton school children during a visit to Riverley Primary School.

It's a different ball game for Azza!

The winger was supporting a Tottenham Hotspur Foundation programme aimed at giving teachers PPA (Planning, Preparation and Assessment) time away from their class during school hours.

Coaches from the Club’s community programme are able to deliver Physical Education sessions during this time, covering a variety of sports over the course of the academic year.

There are different themes covered within each sport depending on the age of the participants and the Tottenham Hotspur Foundation also offers schools the opportunity to incorporate classroom based activities such as reading and writing in PPA time.

In this case, it was basketball with Year 6 pupils and Aaron was delighted to get involved.

He said: “You can see how much the kids enjoy these sessions. They’re all excited, they’re all happy, they’re all listening to the instructors and they’re learning something – in this case, a new sport.

“Too many kids these days are stuck indoors playing on their computers, so initiatives like this are brilliant because they get kids playing sport instead.

“It’s great that, through the Club, the players are able to support the work of the Tottenham Hotspur Foundation as it makes it even more special for the kids.

“All our games are so important at the minute, so it’s good to get out and about in the community and take your mind off of football. Seeing kids smiling puts things into perspective, and it’s brilliant.”