The session took place with two groups of school students – one from St Thomas More College, Wood Green, the other from Thurstable College, Colchester.
The children had earlier taken part in a football training session coached by the Tottenham Hotspur Foundation with the help of the Colchester Garrison Parachute Regiment at White Hart Lane Community Sports Centre.
The youngsters then went on to take part in a quiz geared around the history of black footballers at White Hart Lane’s THF Learning Zone, before getting the chance to meet their hero.
Bent, Tottenham Hotspur’s Kick It Out ambassador, fielded questions on everything from his experiences growing up to what his favourite career goal is.
The 23-year-old striker said: “As players it’s important we give something back to young people, and I think this was an enjoyable day.
“A lot of these kids are budding young footballers so it’s great if I can be some sort of an influence on their careers. It's also good to see young people being taught the history of black footballers.
“I’ve been involved in the Kick It Out campaign for a number of years now, and it’s pleasing that Spurs are so heavily involved in the ‘Week of Action’.”
Kick It Out works throughout football to challenge racism, and the ‘Week of Action’ sees the game’s biggest names stand alongside communities across the UK under the banner – ‘One Game, One Community’.
Tottenham Hotspur will further publicise their involvement in the campaign during the Premier League match with Blackburn Rovers on Sunday October 28, when players will warm up in ‘Kick It Out’ t-shirts before the game.
Thursday’s activity was part of an exchange between St Thomas More and Thurstable College, aimed at promoting team-building and diversity among young people with the help of the Tottenham Hotspur Foundation and the Colchester United Community Sports Trust.
Darren Bent took part in a Question & Answer session with young people at White Hart Lane on Thursday as part of the Club’s commitment to the Kick It Out ‘Week of Action’.