England Rugby World Cup winner Ben Cohen trains St Neots students

PUBLISHED: 08:00 06 July 2014

Ben Cohen (centre) with (from left) Bethany Smith, Beth Hughes, Emma Blackburn and Ellen Munday.

Ben Cohen (centre) with (from left) Bethany Smith, Beth Hughes, Emma Blackburn and Ellen Munday.

KenChallenger

World Cup-winning rugby player Ben Cohen has become the most famous visitor at a St Neots school.

Ellen Munday grabs a selfie with the former England rugby international Ben CohenEllen Munday grabs a selfie with the former England rugby international Ben Cohen

On Wednesday (June 25), he coached about 60-70 Year 7 and 8 students from both Longsands and Ernulf academies.

The event, held at Longsands Academy, ran throughout the morning with three sessions where pupils had the chance to hone their rugby skills. There was also the opportunity for them to ask Ben questions about everything – from his sporting career to his stint on Strictly Come Dancing.

Cathy Chilman, assistant principal at Longsands, secured the appearance after bidding at a charity fundraising event.

She said: “Initially their jaws hit the floor and they lost the power of speech. It was fantastic – the students had a wonderful time. He was great with them and it was lovely to see the students from Longsands and Ernulf working together. I think he is our most famous visitor to date – we have got to try to top that now.”

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