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Town Players Teach French At Local School

15 January 2015

Akpa Akpro and Knight-Percival visit school

"I would like to thank the school for letting us visit with Nathaniel and Jean-Louis.

"It was great to see the kids really engage with what Jean-Louis was saying in french, and Nathaniel had a good go as well!

"We hope to do more visits with Meole Brace in the future."
Aiden Wassell, health and inclusion officer, said:

"It was very enjoyable and I was suprised by just how much French they understood and which they hopefully learned from us as well.

"My French is probably at about year six level at the moment!"
London-born Knight-Percival said:

"I enjoyed it and their French wasn't bad." Town striker Akpa Akpro said:

"It was absolutely fantastic to have the Shrewsbury Town players at our school and it was a lovely afternoon.

"They have certainly learned more French with Jean-Louis and Nathaniel coming in!

"We would love for the club to come back and visit us."
Pascale Otter, French teacher at the primary school, said:

The children also asked the Town players about life as a professional footballer and received signatures from both players.

Akpa Akpro, born in Toulouse, was able to communicate with the year-six pupils in his native language while defender Knight-Percival is also learning French at Shrewsbury College - and bits from Jean-Louis!

Shrewsbury Town players Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro and Nathaniel Knight-Percival visited the Meole Brace C of E Primary School and Nursery on Thursday afternoon - to teach the children some French!

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