A JUDO champion put school children through their paces when she visited Darlington this week.

Scottish sports star Stephanie Inglis, who won a silver medal in the 2014 Commonwealth Games, inspired pupils at the Marchbank Free School on Wednesday.

Ms Inglis was left with grave injuries and a one per cent chance of survival following a motorbike accident in Vietnam in 2016.

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On her way to recovery, she vowed to make a return to the sport and now has her sights set on competing in the 2022 Commonwealth Games.

Ms Inglis shared her remarkable experiences with youngsters at the school before circuit training sessions.

She said: “I want to show kids that if you work hard enough for something, you can achieve anything you want in life.

“This kind of event provides some fun and lets them see what kind of training I have to do as an athlete.

“I want to tell them that if they put the effort in, anything is in reach.”

Teaching assistant Sam Calvert said: "Sport is very important, it helps our pupils to work together as a team and builds their confidence."