David Beckham visits Vaughan Primary School for ITV's This Morning

Harrow Times: David Beckham visits Vaughan Primary School David Beckham visits Vaughan Primary School

Football star David Beckham dropped in on primary school children in Harrow this morning.

The former Manchester United player spoke to the stunned three to 11 year-olds from Vaughan Primary School in The Gardens, West Harrow, about his role as a Paralympic ambassador.

The kids won the visit after going above and beyond the call of duty in promoting Paralmypic sports and ideals, both on and off the playground, as part of the Sainsbury’s Million Kids Challenge.

The former England captain said he had been inspired to meet the youngsters, who made Paralympic sport part of their curriculum and joined forces with Aspire, the spinal injury charity.

Describing it as a "real privilege", Beckham said: "This has just been one of the most exciting things. There have been kids in this school and two million kids around the country trying out Paralympic sport. It is so amazing."

The children's wild and ecstatic reaction to Beckham's appearance was "so cute", he said.

"Children are so honest. It has been a long time since I was in a school, apart from my sons'.

"The first thing they were asking about was when I did blind football. It was amazing to hear that because they were naming the Paralympians."

Mr Beckham, who now plays football for LA Galaxy, became a Twitter trend as hundreds of people watched him live on ITV's This Morning.

Were you at the school today? E-mail aslater@london.newsquest.co.uk or phone 07795 223 610.

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11:27am Sun 3 Jun 12

Sonoo Malkani says...

Can you imagine the feelings of those kids when a star like Beckham just turns up!Harrow is really fortunate to have celebrities of all kinds favour our borough with surprise visits like this one.

Let's hope many more come along and cheer our kids along so they feel like achieving grat things too.
Can you imagine the feelings of those kids when a star like Beckham just turns up!Harrow is really fortunate to have celebrities of all kinds favour our borough with surprise visits like this one. Let's hope many more come along and cheer our kids along so they feel like achieving grat things too. Sonoo Malkani
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