PARALYMPIC ski champions paid an inspirational visit to pupils in Didcot.

Menna Fitzpatrick, who secured Great Britain a slew of medals in the Winter Paralympics this year, chatted to youngsters at Didcot Girls' School.

The visually-impaired sportswoman visited alongside her guide Jennifer Kehoe, a professional skier who guided her down the slopes during the competition in PyeongChang.

The pair stopped by the secondary school for more than an hour last week, proudly wearing their Paralympic medals, which include a gold in the slalom.

Students were able to try on Miss Fitzpatrick's goggles and hold the duo's heavy medals.

Gohar Khan, head of ethos at Didcot Girls' School, said: "I felt particularly inspired to learn that Menna declared her intention to become a Paralympian to her teacher assistant at primary school and has pursued this dream wholeheartedly since then.

"The fact that Menna is a Paralympic champion with such limited visibility should reassure us that anything is possible should we set our minds to it."

Both athletes spent the first half of their visit on Wednesday with the school's PE ambassadors, ethos leaders and Year 10 deputy house captains for seminar discussion.

They then spoke to all of Year 7, who were described by teachers as 'spellbound' by their stories.

Rachael Warwick, executive headteacher of the school, said: "Our girls were rightly inspired by the story of bravery, determination and resilience that they shared with us.

"It was also great fun to congratulate them on their clutch of medals from the Winter Paralympic Games."