Thierry Henry wore a disguise as a teacher to the amazement of the students at the Pen-y-Dre High School, Merthyr in Wales.
The Ex-French player and Arsenal legend, a Sky Academy ambassador, was there to present the Sky Sports Living for Sport Student of the Year Award for Wales to pupil Emma Morgan.
Thierry Henry said: “Emma is a fantastic example of the effect Sky Sports Living for Sport can have on young people and I’m delighted to present her with the Student of the Year award for Wales. The life skills learned through sport can be applied to all areas of life and Emma managed to turn her life around and reach her potential since being involved in Sky Sports Living for Sport. She’s a deserving winner and I’ll be tuning in on Sunday to see which of our five winners picks up the overall UK & Ireland Student of the Year Award.”
Emma was selected as the Student of the Year winner for Wales by a panel of judges for participating in the Sky Sports Living for Sport programme which helped give her the tools and confidence to face the pressures of teenage life and help reignite her passion for swimming. Emma was a model student but became withdrawn from her academic and sporting commitments after feeling overwhelmed by the pressures of trying to balance her school responsibilities, sports commitments and everyday home life.
Participating in Sky Sports Living for Sport presented Emma with the tools to overcome her lack of aspiration and commitment to swimming, school and her personal life. Through her new-found desire and dedication, Emma soon rediscovered the drive she needed to turn her life around.