CHILDREN at a primary school in Westhoughton have been treated to "inspirational" training sessions.

Happy Smiles Training CIC visited the The Gates Primary School and spoke to pupils about resilience, overcoming challenges and defining your own limits.

The not-for-profit organisation's team of inclusion champions – young adults with disabilities – talked to the youngsters about their experiences.

Due to the coronavirus restrictions that have been in place, it was the first time in 14 months that the Bristle Hall Way school welcomed visitors.

And Happy Smiles certainly made a positive impact with the pupils and teachers. The sessions were described as "inspiring" and motivating".

Breaking down barriers of prejudice was a positive that children benefitted from during the visit.

Happy Smiles are set to return to The Gates Primary School in September to help the school create their own team of inclusion champions.

Alex Winstanley, who co-runs Happy Smiles, also donated copies of his first two books, "My Grandma Has Dementia" and "My Uncle Has Depression" to pupils.