Great Britain and England international hockey players Adam Dixon and George Pinner spent the day with pupils at Cardinal Hume School in Gateshead.
Both players were at the school hoping to raise the profile of the sport in the region.
It is hoped their visit will spur an interest in hockey ahead of the Olympics this year.
Pinner and Dixon took the kids through the basics of the game before the pupils took shots at international goalkeeper Pinner.
Pinner told Sky Tyne and Wear: “Meeting the England hockey goalkeeper when I was young spurred me on in the sport and made me want to make it.
“Maybe if we can come into schools and show them that hockey is an Olympic sport they might go on to choose to play it.”
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