SOME of the most talented sporting youngsters in South Cheshire got tips from a former Great Britain Olympian.
More than 20 pupils in Years 9 and 10 from Ruskin Sports College, Kings Grove High School, Victoria Community Technology School and Coppenhall High School attended a Gifted and Talented day held at Ruskin.
The aim of the event was to showcase the talent of the area's best budding sports stars and aid their development with practical sessions and discussions.
The highlight was the visit of Pete Gardner, a former international rower who was part of the GB Men's Quadruple Scull at the 2004 Olympics in Athens.
He talked to the youngsters about the importance of setting goals and showed video footage of some of his race wins.
He said: 'I love coming to schools as it helps the students to focus and, hopefully, gain a little bit more knowledge of what it takes to achieve your sporting ambitions.'
The event was organised by Gifted and Talented co-ordinator Liz Buckley. The youngsters are proficient at a variety of sports, including athletics, netball, martial arts, gymnastics and football.
They took part in Speed, Agility and Quickness (SAQ) and Ultimate Frisbee sessions delivered by Carl Foster. A judo demonstration hosted by former Great Britain competitor George Dennis followed.