PUPILS at Oxenhope Primary School have been put through their paces by a GB athlete.

International badminton player Jenny Wallwork visited the school and hosted a sponsored sports event.

All the children participated in a fitness circuit.

Jenny also spoke about how she became an athlete.

The event was organised through Sports for Schools.

Headteacher, Mrs Alice Jones, says: "The children and staff had a fabulous time. I was overwhelmed by the level of support from our pupils and their families.

"We love PE at our school, and the health and wellbeing of the pupils is one of our priorities. We take pride in being able to offer such exciting sporting opportunities for our children.

"We've raised an amazing £3,646 – £2,000 of which will be used for PE resources and equipment at the school."

Jenny described how she was virtually born into badminton – her mum played for England and her dad was an international coach for 15 years.

Jenny travelled the globe playing badminton and became number five in the world.

Her most notable achievements have included winning a silver medal in the mixed doubles at the 2010 Commonwealth Games.

For more about Sports for Schools, visit sportsforschools.org.