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13 February 2015

Bantams frontman James Hanson last week visited local primary school Horton Grange to answer some questions fielded to him by the year 1 pupils.

There were 90 children altogether gathered in the school hall with their class teachers, and they took it in turns to ask the Bradford-born forward various questions.

Some of the children took part in a practical task at the end of the question and answer session which involved two of the pupils, with help from their teacher who was hosting the session, Mr.Hobbs, measuring the height of Hanson with two metre sticks to discover how tall he was (190cm) – seemingly skyscraper-esque in comparison to the small school children.

Hanson talked a bit about his career as a professional footballer, a great example for kids brought up in similar areas to him, some of them no doubt have similar aspirations of playing for their home town club when they’re older.

Speaking to one of Horton Grange's teachers, Mr. Matt Hobbs: "It’s an amazing experience for the children, it’s inspiring for them to see someone who went to a primary school in a similar area to them going on to be successful. The book (League of Dreams) is a really good idea and it’s great to show the children about his journey to being a professional footballer.

"He (James Hanson) did a very good job, the children can be a bit unpredictable sometimes, you never know what you’re going to get from 5/6 year olds, but he fielded the questions really well. It’s not easy to get 90 kids organised and in a hall, it was great – it worked out great!"


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