OLYMPICS hopeful William Sharman has put young pupils at Chaucer Infant School through their paces in a sponsored keep-fit drive.
William, 27, of Long Eaton, and Darren Emmanuel of Sport 4 All North, joined 120 pupils to get active.
Chaucer’s eager beavers impressed by doing a series of exercises, which included press ups and star jumps.
As well as raising £150 for the school, the little sports stars raised £300 to help athletes who need financial support in their bids to gain a place at London 2012.
William, who recently finished fifth in the 110m hurdles world championships in South Korea said: “Their discipline, admirable efforts and desire to do well impressed me very much. Who knows, one of these youngsters might go on to become a sports star of the future.”
Teacher Michelle Price said: “It is heartwarming to see our children making a big effort to help athletes who need funds to help them achieve their sporting dreams.”