School children meet Olympic hero Jessica Ennis

Some lucky children from Alderley Edge Community Primary School had the honour of meeting Olympic champion Jessica Ennis when she visited Wilmslow High School on Thursday, 18th April.

James, Catrina, Eleanor and Harry, accompanied by Mrs Bateman, attended a question and answer session which was followed by the opportunity to have their photo taken with the Olympic heptathlete champion who signed endless autographs.

The children felt that this was a moment to treasure and was an inspiration to them all.

James said "It was overwhelming to be in the presence of such a lady."

Harry commented "It was a fantastic experience to meet someone who is so talented and achieved so much and I will remember it for years to come."

Eleanor said, "Jess Ennis is now officially my role model" and Catrina added "I can't believe that I finally met my idol".

Rosie Harris, School Games Organiser at Wilmslow High School, won the school visit and wanted as many children as possible to have the opportunity to meet Jessica Ennis and be inspired by her.

Following the question and answer session, which was attended by pupils from four local primary schools, members of staff had the opportunity to be photographed with the Olympic champion before Jessica took part in two more question and answer sessions, took a tour of the school and observed a PE lesson.

Headteacher at Alderley Edge Community Primary School, Mr Perry said it was a fantastic opportunity to meet such an iconic figure of the 2012 Olympics.

Alderley Edge Community Primary School