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GB athlete Laura Samuel puts Dereham pupils through their paces

PUBLISHED: 06:30 25 January 2018

Commonwealth Games silver medalist Laura Samuel visited Dereham Church Infant School as part of the Sports for Championships sponsorship. Picture: Ian Burt

Commonwealth Games silver medalist Laura Samuel visited Dereham Church Infant School as part of the Sports for Championships sponsorship. Picture: Ian Burt

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Children in Dereham have taken part in sporting activities alongside a Commonwealth Games silver medallist.

Commonwealth Games silver medalist Laura Samuel visited Dereham Church Infant School as part of the Sports for Championships sponsorship. Picture: Ian BurtCommonwealth Games silver medalist Laura Samuel visited Dereham Church Infant School as part of the Sports for Championships sponsorship. Picture: Ian Burt

British track and field athlete Laura Samuel paid a visit to Dereham Church Infant and Nursery School on Friday, and completed a training session with each class.

Deputy head teacher, Amy Futers, said: “We were really pleased to have Laura pay us a visit, it helped to promote healthy eating and exercise to the children. “Those between the ages of three and seven completed a circuit and even the some of the adults joined in.

“The children also completed sponsorship forms which raised money for the school and for the Sports for Champions scheme.”

Ms Samuel is originally from Leicester and competes in the triple jump. She is ranked third among British women and was the silver medallist at the 2014 Commonwealth Games and in the 2010 World Junior Championships in Athletics.

Commonwealth Games silver medalist Laura Samuel visited Dereham Church Infant School as part of the Sports for Championships sponsorship. Picture: Ian BurtCommonwealth Games silver medalist Laura Samuel visited Dereham Church Infant School as part of the Sports for Championships sponsorship. Picture: Ian Burt

Dereham Church Infant School Topaz Class took part in a training session with Commonwealth Games silver medalist Laura Samuel. Picture: Ian BurtDereham Church Infant School Topaz Class took part in a training session with Commonwealth Games silver medalist Laura Samuel. Picture: Ian Burt

Commonwealth Games silver medalist Laura Samuel with Dereham Church Infant School Topaz Class pupils after a traing session in the school hall. Picture: Ian BurtCommonwealth Games silver medalist Laura Samuel with Dereham Church Infant School Topaz Class pupils after a traing session in the school hall. Picture: Ian Burt

Commonwealth Games silver medalist Laura Samuel held training sessions with pupils at Dereham Church Infant School as part of the Sports for Championships sponsorship. Picture: Ian BurtCommonwealth Games silver medalist Laura Samuel held training sessions with pupils at Dereham Church Infant School as part of the Sports for Championships sponsorship. Picture: Ian Burt

Commonwealth Games silver medalist Laura Samuel held training sessions with pupils at Dereham Church Infant School as part of the Sports for Championships sponsorship. Picture: Ian BurtCommonwealth Games silver medalist Laura Samuel held training sessions with pupils at Dereham Church Infant School as part of the Sports for Championships sponsorship. Picture: Ian Burt

Commonwealth Games silver medalist Laura Samuel held training sessions with pupils at Dereham Church Infant School as part of the Sports for Championships sponsorship. Picture: Ian BurtCommonwealth Games silver medalist Laura Samuel held training sessions with pupils at Dereham Church Infant School as part of the Sports for Championships sponsorship. Picture: Ian Burt

Commonwealth Games silver medalist Laura Samuel held training sessions with pupils at Dereham Church Infant School as part of the Sports for Championships sponsorship. Picture: Ian BurtCommonwealth Games silver medalist Laura Samuel held training sessions with pupils at Dereham Church Infant School as part of the Sports for Championships sponsorship. Picture: Ian Burt

Dereham Church Infant School Topaz Class took part in a training session with Commonwealth Games silver medalist Laura Samuel. Picture: Ian BurtDereham Church Infant School Topaz Class took part in a training session with Commonwealth Games silver medalist Laura Samuel. Picture: Ian Burt

Dereham Church Infant School Topaz Class took part in a training session with Commonwealth Games silver medalist Laura Samuel. Picture: Ian BurtDereham Church Infant School Topaz Class took part in a training session with Commonwealth Games silver medalist Laura Samuel. Picture: Ian Burt

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