Commonwealth medallist leads fitness sessions at Lancashire academy

Commonwealth medallist James Denny recently visited Castercliff Primary Academy in Lancashire to keep pupils motivated during a morning of sporting activities.

Denny (pictured far left), who won a Commonwealth Games silver medal alongside Tom Daley in 2014, took the children through a series of challenges including press-ups and star jumps, before delivering an assembly about his career and future goals.

His visit was arranged by the charity Sport4Schools as part of a fundraising day, with children sponsored by friends and family to complete exercise sessions.

The morning raised £460, which will be used to buy sporting equipment for the school.

Teacher Gemma Sarsfield said: “It was a pleasure to have James visit the school. The children displayed amazing energy in the exercise sessions and thoroughly enjoyed taking part in them, which is important.

“When it came to the assembly, they had really done their research on James and were ready to ask him lots of questions.”

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