BUDDING gymnasts at a primary school in Warrington were given an exciting treat when Olympic gymnast, Daniel Purvis, somersaulted into the school hall last week.

Callands Community Primary first set up their gymnastics club in September due to popular demand from the student-led school council.

And British men's all-around champion, Purvis, paid a visit on Thursday, November 10 to offer some support and advice to the young listening ears of the pupils.

An assembly was held at the Callands Road school, with Purvis giving the children an insight into his sporting journey, training regime and diet.

Martyn Dutton, PE lead said: “He spoke to the children about his mindset, emphasizing to the children that they should have a dream and regardless of their setbacks - every child can achieve their dream.

“Daniel demonstrated some of his gymnastic abilities - even somersaulting over some of the staff.”

Each class was then given the opportunity to experience a fun fitness circuit with the Olympian and the visit left many pupils ‘inspired’, especially after getting a glimpse of his shining Olympic medal.

“At Callands, we tailor our curriculum to the interests of the children. The awe and wonder the children showed will hopefully inspire them to lead active, happy, healthy lifestyles,” Martyn added.