CHILDREN at an outstanding special school were delighted to welcome a paralympic wheelchair rugby player.

Jim Roberts made an inspiring visit to Addington School in Woodley and gave pupils the chance to hold his medals on October 20.

Following his gold medal success at the European Championships, Roberts was the only Welsh member of the Great Britain team at Rio 2016.

Melissa Pengraeve, head of P.E, said: "The students loved the experience and were fascinated with Jim and how able he was without legs.

"It was a motivational day for both staff and students and hopefully they were inspired by his story to be determined even when times are tough."

Children took part in a wheelchair rugby session and had the chance to eat lunch with the paralympic athlete.

Despite the challenges of providing recreational opportunities for children with additional needs, Mrs Pengraeve was confident with Addington's track record.

She added: "We are an outstanding school and provide an inclusive P.E curriculum for all our students.

"We end up differentiating and adapting activities and equipment to help them to access the equipment.

"The students love P.E and feel very motivated to do well and most importantly have fun."