There was fun, laughter and excitement at St Charles primary school in the Principality, as AS Monaco midfielder Bernardo Silva stopped by to say hello.
The Portuguese international spent a good part of the afternoon in the company of a year 6 class, to the delight of the children. All had been "looking forward to his visit for months", declared deputy headmistress, Catherine Fabre, who was pleased to welcome a professional footballer to her school.
In the classroom, the midfielder happily agreed to be interviewed by the pupils, who took turns to put questions to the hero of AS Monaco's recent win at Marseille on matchday 20. After a lively and entertaining exchange, Bernardo signed autographs and photos.
Then it was on to the school gym, where the children took the opportunity for a kick-about with their idol. With stars in their eyes, they made the most of the chance to admire the number 10's skills up close.
It was a gift they won't forget in a hurry. Bernardo Silva himself was "pleased to meet the children... It's a good thing for them, as when I was a kid I liked to watch footballers, ask for autographs and take photos, so it's special for me to come to this school, and be able to meet them and answer their questions".