A Heywood school is hosting an inspirational workshop with European and UK scooter rider champion Jamie Hull.

Heap Bridge Village Primary School has set up a crowdfunding appeal and is aiming to raise £1,000 to invest in new equipment.

The Heap Brow school also wants to fund opportunities for children in afterschool clubs.

Jamie will be visiting the school on Wednesday, June 29 and pupils will be treated to a day of fun including physical activity, a talk with a medal display and a Q&A session.

A school spokesman said: “Heap Bridge Village Primary School is promoting health and wellbeing throughout the school and with the help of a visit from Jamie Hull, this will be enhanced as a school.

“They are also focussing on encouraging diversity and raising the aspirations of the pupils through sport.”

The school has partnered with the charity Sports for Champions UK, which said they are running the fundraiser to help support the mental and physical health of the pupils after the national lockdowns.

A charity spokesman said: “During the assembly, Sports for Champions athletes show medals and tell their story, hard work, lessons, and insights shared to capture the imagination of all and inspire healthier active lifestyles.

“Athletes discuss challenges on the road to success, with resilience, nutrition, diet, and dedication forming key topics.

“Fitness is essential for every young person’s general wellbeing in physical and mental health.

“It is also proven to be a strong booster of learning potential or brain power.

“By inspiring children as champions of tomorrow, Sports for Champions envision youth growing in all walks of life as healthy, (pro) active community-minded talents.”

The school is asking parents, friends of the school and businesses to help make the event a memorable experience for all the pupils and are appealing for them to make donations.

To visit the crowdfunding appeal go to https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/p/heapbridgevillage