An Olympic athlete visited school children this week to try to inspire them to help out in the community.

Goldie Sayers, three time Olympian, 10 time national champion and British record holder in Javelin talked to children at St John Fisher School in Loughton.

The Team GB representative is currently working with the Get Set to Make a Change Programme.

Students were able to take part in 13 practical sessions teaching students the basics of the javelin with help from Legacy Leaders at Davenant Foundation School, following an assembly.

Jacqui Richards, headteacher said that it was a great experience for the children.

She said: “St John Fisher School was delighted to welcome  Olympic athlete, Goldie Sayers, to our school on Thursday.

“It was a wonderful opportunity for our children to meet an elite sportsperson who shared her  journey in sport with us.

“Goldie's visit was an inspiration to our children to persevere in their sport to achieve their ultimate goal. We now have over 400 potential GB javelin throwers.”

The day was organised by a team of Legacy Leaders from Davenant Foundation School and was funded jointly by British Olympic Association, British Paralympic Association and the British Olympic Foundation.