Uplyme gets into the Olympic spirit

PUBLISHED: 14:00 11 February 2012 | UPDATED: 12:09 13 February 2012

Larry Achike British triple jumper on his visit to Mrs Ethelstons school in Uplyme. Photo by Terry Ife ref mhv 7353-05-12TI To Order a copy of this photo visit www.midweekherald.co.uk and click on myphotos24

Larry Achike British triple jumper on his visit to Mrs Ethelstons school in Uplyme. Photo by Terry Ife ref mhv 7353-05-12TI To Order a copy of this photo visit www.midweekherald.co.uk and click on myphotos24

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British triple jumper Larry Achike helps inspire the next generation of Olympians.

A British triple jumper helped pupils at Mrs Ethelstons Church of England Primary School in Uplyme get into the spirit of the Olympics.

Olympian Larry Achike visited the school as part of visit by charity Team Super Schools and demonstrated his triple jumping skills to inspire the next generation of athletes.

Pupils were given the opportunity to have their pictures taken with the British Olympian and were put through their paces during a circuit of events.

The PE co-ordinator at Mrs Ethelstons’, Sarah Lowe, said: “The children loved it. They got lots of inspiration to practise their own events.”

The event helped raise money for Team Super Schools and the primary school itself, and will be used to purchase new equipment.

Pupils at the school are currently learning about the Olympics ready for the London 2012 games.


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