Pupils at Penllwyn Primary School in Pontllanfraith had a surprise visit from two Cardiff City players on Wednesday, March 27.
Forward Bobby Decordova-Reid and defensive midfielder Leandro Bacuna helped pupils from years five and six to improve their footballing skills.
The visit was organised by the Cardiff City FC Foundation – the Premier League club’s official charity.
Emma Jones, headteacher at Penllwyn Primary School, said: “We cannot thank the foundation, Bobby and Leandro enough for today’s visit. The positive impact it has had on the children will live with them for years to come.
“Being able to look up to the players and coaches gives the children inspiration to work hard and achieve as much as they can.”
Bluebirds star Decordova-Reid, who joined the club last summer, said: “It was great to witness the work that the foundation carry out in the community and I’m glad that we could be a part of it.
“We always want to give back to the community and put smiles on faces of the kids, it’s great to see the club giving back.”
Since the foundation was established, the club has invested more than £10 million into sport and education programmes across south Wales.
Gavin Hawkey, Foundation Director of Cardiff City FC Community Foundation, said: “As the official charity of Cardiff City FC, we are able to use the appeal of football to inspire children, young people and families to achieve their full potential.
“Our club has been changing lives for ten years, and with the fans’ help we can continue to change even more lives.”