GB paralympic athlete leads fitness session at Banbury primary school

Pupils at William Morris Primary School in Banbury enjoy a day with GB paralympic athlete Alistair Patrick-Heselton. NNL-150906-105410001
Pupils at William Morris Primary School in Banbury enjoy a day with GB paralympic athlete Alistair Patrick-Heselton. NNL-150906-105410001

GB paralympic footballer Alistair Patrick-Heselton dropped into William Morris Primary School in Banbury last Thursday to lead a sponsored fitness circuit with its pupils.

Mr Patrick-Heselton has played in the Paralympic World Championships and also scored against Argentina in the 2012 London Paralympic Games.

He is currently training ahead of the next Olympic games in Rio de Janiero next year, and as well as the fitness circuit, he gave a talk and a question and answer sessions with pupils on the day.

Tracy Simms, PE co-ordinator at the school said the day was a great success.

She said: “This event was all about getting children to enjoy their sports. I am new at the school and want to get lots of after school clubs running and Alistair was telling the children to go for their goals. He was such a lovely person and it was fantastic for him to come to the school.”

Children at the school were asked to bring in sponsor money ahead of the event, which will be used to buy sports equipment for the school and support Team GB athletes and paralympic athletes.