BRENTFORD footballer Dominic Thompson went back to school last week for an inspiring diversity lesson with pupils for Black History Month.

The 19-year-old defender, who joined the Bees from Arsenal in the summer, spoke about how the language of football can bring people from all backgrounds and nationalities together.

The diversity workshop at Greenwood Primary School, Wood End Way, Greenford, was part of the Premier League Primary Stars initiative.

It uses the appeal of professional football clubs to inspire children to learn, be active and develop important life skills.

The initiative is currently being delivered by Brentford FC Community Sports Trust to 50 schools across west London.

Dominic said: “Growing up not far from here, I hope the pupils can relate to me and understand I was just like them when I was younger.”