Wolverhampton Wanderers winger Adama Traore went back to the classroom this week to pass on his experiences of racism and to highlight the importance of education as part of the Premier League's ongoing No Room For Racism campaign.
The 27-year-old visited SS Peter and Paul Catholic Academy to meet youngsters and to deliver a Premier League Primary Stars No Room For Racism workshop with the Wolves Foundation.
"When I was younger, I suffered many experiences of racism as a black guy, and I couldn't understand what was going on," he said. "My mum explained what was going on in the world and how things sometimes are going to be unfair. You have to keep going and be strong.
"Any time a situation of racism comes out I try to explain my situation, explain my point of view, have these conversations."
As part of its No Room For Racism Action Plan, the Premier League is committed to using the appeal and reach of the competition and its clubs to assist with the education of young people.
Premier League Primary Stars No Room For Racism resources focus on allyship, racial stereotyping, online abuse and inclusion and have been used by more than 8,900 teachers to engage over 267,000 young people in primary schools across England and Wales.
Download: PL Primary Stars No Room For Racism resources
"I'm very happy with what I saw at the workshop as the young people know what racism is and their intention is to take action, they want to help," Traore said. "This is very important from a young age.
"The best way to change things is to educate. Explaining what racism is and how to act, to understand what the meaning of it is.
"I think the best way to understand what is going on is to have these conversations and this will help find the best solutions to change."
The visit took place ahead of Wolves' designated No Room For Racism fixture against AFC Bournemouth on Saturday.