THE captain of the English cerebral palsy team was a special visitor at Broadway First School.

Jack Rutter, from the England Paralympic football team visited the school to inspire a healthy lifestyle to children.

The day started with each class participating in a fitness circuit designed by Mr Rutter which required children to complete between one and two minutes of continuous exercises for four different activities.

Following the fitness circuits, the children were treated to an inspirational assembly by Mr Rutter, talking about his football career, his injuries and his goals and achievements to date including participating in the Rio 2016 paralympic games as the Great Britain captain.

“Jack was really nice and made me feel like I was practising to be with a professional football team,” said Riaghan Timms, aged 7.

“I loved hearing about his life and I am now inspired to exercise more even though it really ached.” commented Megan Cornes, aged 7.

“I liked the spotted dogs,” said Sophie Jenyon, aged 6, “But I am going to practise my push ups more.”

The school has decided to encourage this weekly, with all of the children now being owners of a ‘PE passport.’

Children can record what exercises they participate in each week and how many pieces of fruit and vegetables they have eaten.