PARALYMPIAN Rachel Morris was guest of honour at the annual House Athletics Competition at Hindhead’s Amesbury School.

Rachel Morris, who presented the winners with their medals, said: “Normally you start seeing the difference in girls and boys and their engagement levels fall off rapidly.

“At the age where this starts to happen, Amesbury is retaining them and hopefully giving them a love for sport for life and all the physical and mental health benefits, as they head into the pressured world of exams,” said the Paralympic athelete, who won gold medals in both rowing and cycling at the 2008 and 2016 Games in Rio.

The competition kicked off with the field events on the Fyfield pitches, followed by the pre-nursery, nursery and reception athletics day.

The two school houses Henwood and Lawson launched the athletics competition with a parade around the track to rapturous applause.