Pupils go for gold

Herbutt Strutt pupils with Olympic hopeful Leon Baptiste
Herbutt Strutt pupils with Olympic hopeful Leon Baptiste

PUPILS were first out of the blocks with their exercises thanks to the visit of a gold medal-winning athlete to their school.

Herbert Strutt Primary School welcomed 200-metre Commonwealth Games champion, Leon Baptiste, who put the youngsters through their paces with a training session on Friday morning consisting of leg thrusts, press ups and star jump exercises.

The event was a joint fundraising event that raised money for the school and will help further support up and coming sports stars.

A spokesperson said: “The climax of the morning was the chance for each class to race the gold medallist – including the teacher!

“Needless to say Leon Baptiste remained unbeaten and was a fantastic ambassador for his sport and an inspiration to the children who all wished him the best for Olympic selection in June.”