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Jonnie Peacock MBE

Double Paralympic T44 100m Champion

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10 November 2017Paralympic stars Ellie Simmonds and Jonnie Peacock visit Sheffield school

Ellie Simmonds and Jonnie Peacock at Phillimore Primary School, Sheffield. They were delivering new sports equipment as part of the Sainsbury

Pupils ar a Sheffield primary school were given a surprise earlier tihs week when two paralympic stars visited their school.

Paralympic GB athletes Ellie Simmonds and Jonnie Peacock surprised Philimore Community Primary and Nursery School, as they donned disguises and stood in as substitute teachers for the day.

The unsuspecting class recieved a double PE lesson and Jonnie, whois currently taking part in BBC show Strictly Come Dancing, even handed out a few dance move tips.

The children tried out a range of sporting activities during the day, including wall climbing, tennis, rugby, and football.

The pair were prividing new sporting equipment to the school as part of Sainsbury's Active kids campaign, which has provided £180m worth of sporting equipment to schools and clubs inthe UK since 2005.

This includes 23,920 footballs, 17,450 stopwatches, and enough skipping ropes to reach space; providing teachers with the resources to help children have healthier lifestyles and be more active.

Eleanor May Simmonds, OBE is a British Pralympian swimmer. She won a gold medal at the Rio Paralympics in 2016. Jonathan Peacock, MBE is an English sprint runner and amputee. He also won gold at the 2016 Summer Paralympics.

Source: http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/education/paralympic-stars-ellie-simmonds-and-jonnie-peacock-visit-sheffield-school-1-8848489