Sports stars visit Elland school

Pupils at Elland Junior and Infant School were given a special lesson by Olympic gymnast Becky Downie and England Women’s under-23 footballer Kerys Harrop.

Becky performed a series of gymnastics moves for around 200 children at the school, while Kerys promoted the Sports for Schools programme.

Gymnast Becky Downie and England Women's U-23 footballer Kerys Harrop with pupils

Gymnast Becky Downie and England Women's U-23 footballer Kerys Harrop with pupils

Headteacher Wendy Holdsworth said: “We’ve already had a few visits to the school from athletes to try and inspire the children to think about their futures, and they really enjoyed this one.

“They also researched the two athletes and designed a leotard for Becky, so all the classes have been involved.”