SNOOKER legend Steve Davis will be putting Chelmsford pupils through their paces on the table on Tuesday.

The six time world champion is visiting Moulsham High School as part of the Cue Zone Into Schools project set up to get youngsters playing the sport and developing classroom skills at the same time.

During the day a tournament will be set up for pupils with ten foldaway tables set up while another full size table will be in the hall to give the schoolchildren the chance to play a frame with Davis.

A snooker club is already running at the school based in Brian Close.

Along with the regular form of the sport, the group also play functional snooker which helps develop maths skills with the balls being given different values compared to their normal points.

During his career the 56-year-old won 28 ranking titles and staff at the school said everyone cannot wait to see him playing.

James Bunn, the school’s snooker club coordinator, said: "We are all excited that Steve Davis will be visiting the school and helping a group of lucky students develop the skills necessary for a professional-style snooker tournament.

“Our snooker club has been a great success and through normal snooker and functional snooker its members have been able to enhance their skills in English and Maths.

“We are looking forward to seeing for ourselves a six time world snooker champion in action."