Baggies star defender Jonas Olsson paid a surprise visit to children at a Black Country special school.
The Swedish international went to The Orchard School, Causeway Green Road, Oldbury, and posed for pictures with pupils and signed autographs.
He also found out more about a special project run by the school and The Albion Foundation.
From January the school has been working with Tameside Primary School, Wednesbury, to bring the two sets of children together one day every week.
Children from Tameside will then help those from Orchard, which has around 135 pupils aged between two-and-a-half and 11 with a range of physical and learning disabilities, with subjects such as history and geography and activities such as photography and crafts.
The project also raises awareness of disability for the children attending Tameside.
The Albion Foundation provides transport for the children, and staff to help with the joined-up lessons.
Orchard inclusion manager Jan Greenway said: “The children have absolutely loved it. There was lots and lots of excitement around the school about him being here.
“He’s had lots of photographs taken with the pupils, but also with the staff as well.
“Being in Oldbury we’ve got a large contingent of West Bromwich Albion supporters in the school, so I had to keep his visit a secret until the day before.
“It’s really raised morale.
“It’s a nice thing to happen as it’s not all about getting down and working, it’s about having fun with the children.”