Pregnant pop star Fergie showed off her maternal side on Wednesday (03Apr13) as she paid a special visit to a community school in Brazil.

The Black Eyed Peas singer, who is expecting her first child with husband Josh Duhamel, headed to the Solar Meninos de Luz charity facility in Rio de Janiero, where she met with young students and posed for photos with the kids.

She shared a series of pictures on, alongside the caption, "Heard about this school 4 (sic) a long time.So happy I finally get 2 (sic) visit."

She later tweeted, "Just had the best afternoon ever w/ (with) meus novos amigos Brasileiros (my new Brazilian friends)".

Earlier in the day, Fergie had also made time for fans gathered outside her hotel in the city, signing autographs and taking snaps with her devotees and even letting them touch her growing baby belly.

The star is in Brazil to help promote fashion label Hugo Boss at a special event and attend an Inspiration Gala for the American Foundation for AIDS Research (amfAr) in Sao Paulo on Friday (05Apr13).