NEW Earswick Primary School's champion footballers had a day to remember when BBC Look North presenter Harry Gration, who lives in York, dropped by to hand over their certificates.

The team had a season and a half with victory in the York area primary league 'B' topped by taking the champion of champions title after a dedicated tournament for the seven league-winning teams from across the city.

Gration was drafted in as a surprise guest to mark the achievement and pupils had the chance to quiz him having previously researched questions for a project.

Updated: 10:32 Wednesday, July 06, 2005