CHERRIES star Steve Cook has been coaching primary school children on the importance of respect and good behaviour.

AFC Bournemouth's central defender Cook and assistant head coach Steve Fletcher visited Winton Primary School in Bournemouth, with AFC Bournemouth’s charitable Community Sports Trust (CST).

The CST works with 4,000 people each week, from school children to the over 50s, on projects ranging from healthy living to road safety.

Each project has a Cherries first team player as its ambassador, to act as a role model and deliver its key messages.

AFC Bournemouth's head of community, Steve Cuss, said: “The lesson touches on both respectful and disrespectful behaviour in everyday life, as well as taking a more in-depth look at the role of respect within sport and football."

The pupils later enjoyed a Q&A session with Steve Cook and were asked to design a poster based around respect, which has been entered into a competition.