Olympic champion Jessica Ennis-Hill visits Heysham school

One of Britain's greatest ever Olympians has visited a Heysham school.

Thursday, 10th November 2016, 11:30 am
Updated Wednesday, 16th November 2016, 5:02 pm
Jessica Ennis-Hill. Picture Scott Merrylees

Jessica Ennis-Hill spent this morning meeting pupils and parents at Trumacar Nursery and Community Primary School.

Jessica, Olympic gold medallist for heptathalon at the 2012 London Olympic Games, visited Trumacar on Thursday after the school won a nationwide competition.

The athlete, who recently retired from the sport, is an ambassador for consumer goods company Procter & Gamble’s ‘Thank You Mum’ campaign.

Their competition encouraged children to think about the support they receive from family, friends, teachers, or anyone else, and to celebrate the people who help us to believe in ourselves.

“It’s been fantastic,” said Jessica.

“It’s so nice to come to different areas and see how different schools work and how they incorporate sport into their school life.

“I’ve been showed around by six kids and they have been brilliant - lots of hugs, lots of letters and pictures they have drawn for me. It’s been really really special.

“We drove up earlier this morning and it was raining and horrible, but the school has a fantastic set-up and they’ve put a lot of time and energy in.”

Jessica retired shortly after winning silver at this year’s Rio Olympics.

The 30-year-old mum from Sheffield is also a double world champion.

See The Visitor Facebook page HERE for videos of Jessica’s visit.

Photos to come.