PARALYMPIC silver medallist Michael Churm put young athletes through their paces when he visited a Farnworth primary school.

The sprinter was at Cherry Tree Primary School to deliver a session and inspired pupils to do more sport.

Rachel Parker, who leads PE through The Orchards Federation of Cherry Tree and Green Fold School, said: "The children had a fantastic time engaging in fun, physical activities and were encouraged through four different fitness exercises by the Sports for Schools team. The school hall came alive with energy, noise, smiling happy faces and a sense of achievement as the children worked together through each circuit station.

"Immediately after the activities everyone gathered for an assembly to listen to the sports star, Michael Churm."

"Michael's top tip for life is to treat other people how you would like them to treat you."

Pupil Rylie Daley, in Year Three, said: "It was tiring. The star jumps were easy but the press-ups were more difficult. It was really fun."