BRITISH triple jump indoor champion Kolawole Adedoyin has skipped along to Woodlea Primary School in Whitehill.

Mr Adedoyin visited the Atholl Road school on March 1 to take part in a sponsored charity event to raise money for school PE equipment and to support GB athletes.

The British track and field athlete, who competes in the triple jump and has a personal record of 16.61 metres, is the 2012 and 2013 UK indoor champion.

During his visit, he began by inviting one class at a time into the hall to complete their circuits. Children were put in groups of eight and worked their way through each of the stations.

Each station was a minute long and exercises included spotty dogs, leg drives, press ups and star jumps.

Throughout this session, children and teachers were encouraged to push themselves as hard as they could by both the athlete and their peers.

After this exhausting yet exciting session, the whole school gathered round to listen to Mr Adedoyin, who spoke about how he became a professional athlete and demonstrated some of his training exercises, which some of the children tried to do.

Mr Adedoyin is in training for this summer’s Rio Olympics and Woodlea staff and pupils wished him well in his aim to be selected.