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Norfolk school children meet swimming star for charity circuit day

PUBLISHED: 11:42 03 July 2018 | UPDATED: 14:03 03 July 2018

Children enjoying the circuit class with the Olypmian. Picture: Hopton Primary School

Children enjoying the circuit class with the Olypmian. Picture: Hopton Primary School

Hopton Primary School

Children at a Norfolk school have had a taste of Olympic stardom after a medal-winning swimmer visited their school.

Pupils at Hopton Primary School met Commonwealth silver medallist Joe Roebuck and joined him in a sponsored circuit session.

Mr Roebuck, who competed in the London 2012 Olympics, helped all the children complete four different exercises before delivering an inspirational assembly to the whole school.

The children were sponsored to complete the circuit, with funds going to the school’s charity of choice, as well as Olympic athletes.

Funds were also donated back to the school, to aid them in buying new sports equipment.

The school managed to raise more than £1,00 for the causes.

Headteacher Christabelle Whiteley-Tye said: “It certainly was an extraordinary afternoon with the children completing the challenge with a smile on their faces.”


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