CHILDREN at a Chester primary school were “awe inspired” when they met a Paralympian silver medallist.
Cyclist Rik Waddon, 31, is a friend of one of the parents at Acresfield Primary School and arranged to drop in to show off his medal and talk to pupils about his experiences on November 5.
Headteacher Mike Dixon said: “The children were so enthused and excited to meet Rik and to be able to see first hand an Olympic silver medal.
Rik received his silver medal after coming in with a remarkable 13.212 in the 200m cycling event at this year’s Paralympic Games – just 0.911 seconds behind Australian Chris Scott.
Teacher Adam Khan said Rik was an “inspiration” to every class.