A RAF veteran gave an inspiring talk to school pupils near Wantage this week, in an effort to get more children into sport.

Invictus Games athlete Luke Delahunty visited Grove's Millbrook Primary School as part of a ‘Sports for Schools’ initiative, which aims to encourage children to take part in more physical activity and raise money for new PE equipment.

As part of the visit, Mr Delahunty held a whole school assembly to share his story, including his time competing in the games for injured or sick ex servicemen, having challenged the children to a circuit-style activity.

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Mr Delahunty was paralysed in a motorbike crash more than 20 years ago, but still competes in a number of sports despite being wheelchair-bound - and won the People’s Choice Award in the Soldiering On Awards 2018.

He worked with different classes in the school for a series of fitness workshops on Monday before speaking at the assembly.

VAT Assistant Headteacher Kerry Cottrell explained: "All the children had to work really hard.

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"The children loved the opportunity to meet such an inspirational person and take part in sporting activities with Luke, as well as raise money for the school to buy new equipment that they will be able to use as part of their PE lessons."

In January, pupils at the school listened to talks from the space, health, police and media industries, during a day designed to help them think about their futures.

Millbrook's first ever ‘aspirations day’ gave pupils from Reception to Year 6 the chance to hear a variety of speakers talk about their professions and give careers advice.