World class athletes visit Carlisle school

World class javelin thrower Lee Doran, who is originally from Carlisle, is visiting pupils at his former school- Richard Rose Morton Academy. He will be joined by paralympian Bethany Woodward.

Full Report: World class athletes visit Carlisle school

Two top athletes went back to school today in the hope of inspiring a new generation.

UK javelin champion Lee Doran, a former pupil at Morton School in Carlisle, was accompanied by his girlfriend, silver and bronze paralympic medalist Bethanie Woodward.

After a year of UK triumph in both the Olympic and Paralymics the reaction of the pupils to the local sporting superstars was pure gold.

You can watch the full report from Andy Burn below.

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Pupils treated to special assembly

Lee Doran, UK javelin champion Credit: ITV Border

World class javelin thrower Lee Doran, who is originally from Carlisle, visited pupils at his former school- Richard Rose Morton Academy.

He was joined by paralympian Bethany Woodward, who won a silver and bronze medal at the 2012 London Paralympics.

Bethany Woodward won silver and bronze medals at London 2012 Credit: ITV Border

Both athletes attended a school assembly where they spoke to pupils about the importance of keeping active.

Bethany spoke to pupils during a special assembly Credit: ITV Border
Pupils were given the chance to hold Beth's medal Credit: ITV Border
Pupils were excited to get their hands on a piece of history Credit: ITV Border

Former Carlisle pupil spearheads Olympic legacy

It was back to school for Carlisle born UK Javelin Champion Lee Doran as he visited Morton Academy in a bid to carry on the Olympic legacy.

He was accompanied by his girlfriend, silver and bronze winning paralympian Bethany Woodward on a visit to meet pupils at his former school.

Lee narrowly missed out on representing Britain at the London Olympics, but is currently training for Rio in 2016, as well as the 2014 Commonwealth games in Glasgow.

He comes from a family of gifted javelin champions- his elder sister Collette will be competing in the deaf olympics next year, meanwhile their younger sister Ellie Jo is an aspiring javellin thrower, currently in year 9 at the academy.