STUDENTS at a Stourbridge school were treated to a visit from an inspirational sports coach and Paralympic star.

Faye Dale, head coach for the men's Great Britain Paralympic goalball team, and Team GB goalball player Caleb Nanevie stopped off at Pedmore Technology College yesterday (Tuesday February 7).

The pair joined students in their PE lesson and gave a demonstration of goalball to the youngsters.

Headteacher Gareth Lloyd said: "We were so pleased to have Faye and Caleb visit us to introduce this sport into our school. Their coaching and expertise really inspired all our students to have a go at a new sport that all can enjoy and play."

Ceri Preston, assistant to visually impaired year eight pupil Luqmann Hammaad, aged 12, organised the visit to introduce the sport to the school and inspire all able students to don blindfolds and try it.

Coach Faye Dale said after the event: "It's amazing to see a school that supports their visual impaired students so well and is passionate about ensuring all their students have a full opportunity to sporting activities.

"It's so pleasing to see a whole school approach, with Luqmman's peers enjoying the fun in the goalball session at the same time as raising awareness of accessible sports for blind and visual impaired people."