St Albans primary school falls head over heels for gymnast

PUBLISHED: 14:41 03 December 2009 | UPDATED: 14:44 06 May 2010

Pupils at Mandeville school were stunned by the visit of top British gymnast Danny Lawrence

Pupils at Mandeville school were stunned by the visit of top British gymnast Danny Lawrence

CHILDREN at a St Albans primary school had a real spring in their step when they had a visit from top gymnast Danny Lawrence. Danny, British number one on rings and aiming to compete in the 2012 Olympics, visited Mandeville Primary School for three hours.

CHILDREN at a St Albans primary school had a real spring in their step when they had a visit from top gymnast Danny Lawrence.

Danny, British number one on rings and aiming to compete in the 2012 Olympics, visited Mandeville Primary School for three hours.

His visit, organised by Sports for Schools, was arranged in support of the 2012 OIympics and to inspire young people to get involved in sport.

Danny did some circuits with all year groups from Reception to Year Six and then gave a 20-minute demonstration to which children from the nursery were also invited.

PE co-ordinator at the school, Katie Lees, said: "The children were absolutely amazed. They loved it and really enjoyed the activities as well as being stunned by what he did. Having it run through in front of them was fantastic.

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