OLYMPIC decathlete David Guest enthused youngsters about sports during a charity event at a primary school.

Children aged between two and seven-years-old at Cockton Hill Infants and Nursery School, in Bishop Auckland, took part in a variety of sports activities under the direction of Mr Guest, practising their star jumps, press ups and spotty dogs.

He said: “I have had a fantastic time working with the children at Cockton Hill Infants School.”

One of the children, Anna Jacob, age seven, said: “It was fab, I had lots of fun.”

The youngsters were sponsored by family and friends and managed to raise more than £1,200 for the charity Sports for Schools, which supports greater physical activity in schools and funds top athletes in their training, as well as putting some of the money towards the school’s own PE resources.

Lynne Glasper, a Bishop Auckland town ambassador, also went along for the morning and joined in with the activities.

She said: “It has been a pleasure to attend this morning.

“The children all enjoyed themselves from nursery to year two.”

Andrew Raine, the school’s PE co-ordinator and organiser of the event, said: “It was a fantastic opportunity to inspire our children and show them what can be achieved through hard work and dedication. The smiles on the children’s faces speak for themselves.”