TELEVISION star Paul Crone visited pupils at Capenhurst Primary School to help them launch their One World Week project.
The Granada Reports presenter, who is about to attempt a 25-mile crossing of the English Channel in a 17ft sea kayak to raise funds for the North West Air Ambulance Charity, enjoyed a French-themed afternoon with the children.
As he is completing his gruelling challenge next week when the event takes place in school he dropped in early to lend his support.
And pupils returned the favour by donating £120 to his £15,000 fundraising target.
Youngsters also got the opportunity to write their own personal message on his kayak.