Medal winning visit for primary school pupils

Littletown Primary School gets a visit from gold medal winning triple jumper Julian Golley.

A Commonwealth gold medalist has been jumping into action to get Honiton pupils excited about sport in the run-up to the Olympics.

Triple jumper Julian Golley joined pupils at Littletown Primary School last week to demonstrate his athletic skills.

The visit was part of Exercise with Champions – a scheme where schools take part in a sponsored exercise and receive a percentage of the sponsorship money raised by the children who take part.

Julian was on hand to talk to pupils about his life and how he got involved in athletics.

They also got a chance to get their pictures taken with the athlete with his gold medal.

PE co-ordinator Alan Luxton said: “They all went on the field to practise their triple jump.

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“It certainly made pupils more interested and excited about sports and PE.”

The whole school was involved from reception classes right up to year 6.

“The children have been developing skills from the people they see and getting more involved in sports,” added Mr Luxton.

Julian also did a demonstration involving jumping over the teachers, which put a smile on many of the children’s faces.

One pupil said: “It was absolutely amazing. I couldn’t imagine someone jumping over 17 metres.”

The money raised will be used to buy more sports equipment for the school.