Pupils at Wisbech’s Clarkson Infant School were inspired to be the best when one of the country’s top athletes paid them a visit.
Paralympic skier Sean Rose, who broke his back in a freak ski accident in 2000, put around 130 Year One and Two children through their paces with various exercises before speaking to them about his sporting achievements. The visit was organised by the school’s PE co-ordinator Clare Osborne as part of its Sports for Schools activities. The school is also raising money for Sports for Schools, to go towards more sporting equipment. Mrs Osborne said: “The children asked Sean questions and really enjoyed the visit. It will hopefully inspire them to want to take part in sport.
“And with the Olympics coming up next year, we’re already thinking of what we can do as part of that to inspire them further.”