A WORLD champion gymnast inspired children to take part in a challenging workout.

Gifted athlete Jaydon Paddock visited Yorston Lodge Prep School and spoke about his successful career.

The 19-year-old, who represents Great Britain and England in gymnastics, showed pupils his medals.

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Amongst his many accolades, the teenager achieved 2019 World Champion status in Japan and won a gold medal at the Trampoline and Tumbling Junior World Championships.

Children were fascinated to find out more about this inspirational sportsman after asking him insightful questions.

Jaydon led a workout specially designed to put pupils through their paces.

The athlete also gave a demonstration of his incredible ability, showcasing somersaults, much to the children’s amazement.

Headmistress Janet Dallimore said: “We were delighted to meet Jaydon and see first hand his fantastic talent.

"We educate and nurture children to become motivated, passionate and resilient and sport is a key way to achieve these skills.

"It was a fantastic experience for all the pupils and teachers and especially for those students who attend our gymnastics club.”

Yorston Lodge encourages children aged three to 11 to develop a lifelong love of learning, supported by small class sizes, a nurturing environment and an enriched curriculum.