St John’s pupils were bowled over by former England cricketer, Kevin Pietersen, when they joined a special coaching session at their senior school, Dean Close, in Cheltenham.

Dean Close School is one of only five new KP Academy centres throughout the UK which Kevin will visit for coaching sessions. Kevin gave one-to-one coaching to the pupils, inspecting their batting and bowling techniques, answering questions and offering tips and encouragement.

At the end of the session Kevin signed autographs and posed for photographs.

Director of Cricket at Dean Close, Mike Powell, said, “Kevin gave the cricketers a real honest and open insight into what training is like at the highest level. What an amazing opportunity for our pupils to learn from one of the game’s greats.”