Olympic diver, Blake Aldridge, took time out of training for his next challenge to visit pupils at Pickhurst Junior Academy in West Wickham.
Blake visited the school to talk about his experiences in 2008 Beijing Games as part of an Olympics project at the school.
The 29-year-old showed off his athletic prowess with a demonstration of handstands and somersaults and took questions and answers from the youngsters during his visit on Thursday.
He said: “The visit was amazing and the children seemed to love every second. They have been learning about the Olympics and are very excited about the Games coming to London.”
“I thought it would be really nice if they could have an Olympian visit them who could share their experiences, considering they have been studying the Olympics for the past years.”
He added; “What a fantastic school and group of well-behaved children. It was a pleasure for me to visit.”
Assistant Head Teacher, Isobel Gardner, said: “The children are really buzzing with enthusiasm and Blake’s visit. They have been working hard in all subjects to find out about the Olympics. To meet an Olympian has enlivened and enriched their whole learning experience.”
Blake, sponsored by Apogee Corporation, is currently training hard in Dubai, having qualified to diving in the 2012 Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series Tour where he will be diving in a world class field of Cliff Divers. He will have to jump from 28 meters hitting the water at 85 mph.
The Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series will take place between June and September in Europe, North America and the Middle East. 2 legs of the World Tour will be closer to Blake’s home crowd as they are taking place in Ireland and Wales.