There was delight at Nash Mills Primary School last month as sports star and former pupil Max Whitlock dropped in for a visit.
Max, the most successful British male artistic gymnast in history, became a double-Olympic champion in 2016. Then in 2017 he became the first British gymnast to defend a world title. At the recent Commonwealth Games, he was part of the team that won gold in the team event and won a silver on the pommel horse.
Max dropped in to celebrate St George’s Day and to thank the school for the power of their support during the 2018 Commonwealth Games. Pupils had chance to quiz the gymnast and take part in a training session.
Max clearly enjoyed the day and he took to Twitter after the event to thank everyone involved.
He commented: “Unbelievable day visiting Nash Mills, my old primary school today celebrating St George’s Day! So many memories. Thank everyone for the support they’ve shown me & @TeamEngland & thanks @npowerhq for organising the surprise #powerofsupport.”