THE children of Eckington CE First School enjoyed a visit from Paralympic swimmer Sascha Kindred.

The athlete was there to talk to the pupils about his journey through five paralympics and how he won 12 paralympic medals.

The visit fitted in with the school's learning about The Olympics as part of a whole school topic ‘Road to Rio.’

The youngsters heard about how determination and perseverance were needed as the paralympian - who has cerebral palsy - reached the top of his sport.

Scott Tranmer, curriculum lead, said: "It was fascinating to listen to his story and for the children to see how you can succeed no matter what.

"Sascha spent all morning in school talking to the children and answering their questions and it has certainly helped them to have a better understanding of what you need to do to get to the Olympics or Paralympics.

"Maybe one day we will see one of our children from Eckington reach the top of their sport."

Mr Kindred also brought his medals with him to show the children including the silver he won at the London Paralympic Games.