Eva Longoria and Melanie Griffith bond with pupils at special needs school in north London ahead of attending Global Gift Gala
They recently jetted into London, ahead of attending Thursday's Global Gift Gala.
And Eva Longoria, 44, and Melanie Griffith, 62, were seen making the most of their time in the English capital on Wednesday, when they visited students at a special needs school in north London.
The Hollywood actresses bonded with the youngsters at Haringey's Vale School as they dropped by in a group that included Maria Bravo and Harold Tillman.
Visit: (L-R) Melanie Griffith and Eva Longoria visited pupils at London's Vale School on Wednesday
At one point, former Desperate Housewives star Eva was seen hugging one of the little girls after they rounded out their one-on-one chat with a high-five.
The stars got involved with the classroom activities with posed with a number of the boys and girls as they spent some quality time at the school.
Community school Vale, which has been supported by the Global Gift Foundation and Variety UK, provides inclusive and specialist education for around 90 pupils aged 2-16 years with a wide range of special educational needs.
Hug: Former Desperate Housewives star Eva was seen hugging one of the girls at the school
One-on-one chat: The 44-year-old actress enjoyed a one-on-one chat with the thrilled pupil
Spirit: Texas-born Eva got into the spirit of things as they pair got animated during their chat
Eva and Melanie are in London to attend the annual Global Gift Gala fundraising event where she they each serve as honorary chairs.
Screen star Eva shared a photo of herself on Instagram enjoying coffee with Melanie in the city ahead of the event on Thursday.
'The girls are in London! Watch out,' she captioned the snap.
Proceeds from The Global Gift Gala go to The Global Gift Foundation, a philanthropic non-profit organisation that aims to create a positive impact on the lives of children, women and families around the world.
Bonding: Each wearing black ensembles, the actresses bonded with a number of the pupils
Class: The Working Girl star got involved with the activities as she settled into the classroom
Big gala: he stars recently jetted into London, ahead of attending Thursday's Global Gift Gala
The event, which will be hosted by David Walliams, will see Simon Cowell handed the Philanthropist Award, while Paloma Faith – who will also perform – will receive the Empowerment Award, among others.
Guests at the gala, set to take place at Bloomsbury's Kimpton Firtzroy London, will include Amanda Holden, Julien Macdonald, Shirley Ballas, Denise Van Outen, Katie Piper, Dame Kelly Hoppen, and Jack Guinness.
Eva welcomed her first child, Santiago, with her husband Jose Baston, who is the president of Televisa, the largest media company in Latin America, just over a year ago.
The Texas-born beauty tied the knot with the 51-year-old on May 21, 2016 in Mexico after meeting on a blind date set up by a mutual friend.
Chair: Eva serves as honorary chair for the Global Gift Gala, alongside fellow actress Melanie
Benefit: Proceeds from The Global Gift Gala go to The Global Gift Foundation, a philanthropic organisation that aims to create a positive impact on the lives of children, women and families
Awards: The event will see Simon Cowell handed the Philanthropist Award, while Paloma Faith – who will also perform – will receive the Empowerment Award, among others
Paying a visit: Spanish actress Maria Bravo, 51, was also on hand to visit the schoolchildren
Star-studded: Guests at the gala will include Amanda Holden, Julien Macdonald, Shirley Ballas, Denise Van Outen, Katie Piper, Dame Kelly Hoppen, and Jack Guinness
Eva previously revealed how much motherhood had changed her 'in every way' in an interview with Haute Living.
'Everything is different' she said. 'You're no longer the centre of your universe. Now, everything revolves around him and his schedule and his needs - happily so.'
Meanwhile, Eva still has a busy film career. She co-starred in the just released film, Dora And The Lost City Of Gold, as the young explorer's mother, Elena.
Eva is also an executive producer of ABC's Grand Hotel series, which premiered on June 17. She had a guest appearance as Beatriz Mendoza.
Her next project is romantic drama Sylvie about a woman working at her father's record store in Harlem in the late 1950s who meets an aspiring saxophone player and is due for release in 2020.
Taking part for a good cause: Hada Madrina star Maria serves as chair of the Global Gift Gala
Pic: Joined by retail entrepreneur Harold Tillman, right, they posed with school professionals
Guest: Harold Tillman, 73, will also be in attendance at the Global Gift Gala as a special guest
Group shot: Before leaving the school, the visitors posed for a group shot with staff and pupils
Patisserie: Since touching down in London, the pair posed for a shot of themselves enjoying an outing to popular café chain Patisserie Valerie