Olympian wows children at Silverstone Junior School

Olympic gymnast Matt Hennessey visits Silverstone Junior School.'120127M-D088
Olympic gymnast Matt Hennessey visits Silverstone Junior School.'120127M-D088

AN Olympic Gymnast helped to inspire the next generation of athletes when he visited Silverstone Junior School last week.

But deputy head teacher Cassie Knight said the visit by international medal winner Matthew Hennessey was providing more than just inspiration to take part in sport.

Olympic gymnast Matt Hennessey visits Silverstone Junior School.'120127M-D074

Olympic gymnast Matt Hennessey visits Silverstone Junior School.'120127M-D074

Miss Knight said the children were amazed at Mr Hennessey’s speed and precision as he showed off his skills by walking on his hands and performing back flips.

She added: “We started speaking to them about the Olympics last year and have been incorporating the Olympic values of respect and cooperation in a wide range of activities from our woodland walks to rewarding behaviour in the playground.”