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