Boro striker Britt Assombalonga visited the MFC Foundation's +Sport Move & Learn programme at Preston Primary School in Egglescliffe on Tuesday afternoon as part of the EFL’s Day of Action.
The EFL Day of Action highlights the work undertaken to tackle some of society’s biggest issues, showcasing the work to tackle a diverse range of social issues, from homelessness and mental health, to community cohesion and the battle against plastic pollution.
Assombalonga helped the children with their lesson on anatomy, giving the children guidance with labelling different organs in the body, and helping to explain how each organ functions.
The Boro forward also joined in as the session became more active, requiring the children to dribble a ball from one end of the hall to the other with a cut-out of an organ to stick on the bodies they drew as part of a relay race.
At the end of the session, Assombalonga handed out tickets to Boro's game against Bristol City on Tuesday April 2, as well as taking a photo with the class.
Talking about the work MFC and the MFC Foundation do in the local community, Assombalonga said: “We do a lot of community events, go to see schools, hospitals and disability groups and I know all the boys like to do them.
“It is nice to get away from football and get into the community. It gets your head in a different place and you recognise what is out there in the world and what you can do to help.
“We all know exactly how important the football club is to the people in this area and how people respond to us as players.
“So if us turning up to help out for a few hours can make these projects more effective then that’s a good thing.”