PUPILS at a Penarth School were able to meet a special visitor who taught them about the paralympics.

Year Two pupils from Albert Primary were visited by double para-olympian sprinter Julie Rogers.

The sprinter answered questions prepared for her as part of a year group project by the children.

The class asked a wide range of questions covering Ms Rogers' events, how she felt when she was in Team GB at the London 2012 Olympics, personal achievements and her proudest moment.

Ms Rogers, who was born without her right leg, explained how her carbon fibre blade leg was shaped like a Cheetah's leg which helped her speed when sprinting.

Deputy head teacher Aled Williams described the athlete as an "absolute inspiration to us all."

Olivia Walker, an athlete herself and teacher at the school who arranged the visit, added: "It was great for the children to meet someone so inspiring and realise what determination and commitment can help to overcome."