YOUNG victims of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster spent a morning playing sports with Portsmouth students.
The group of 12 to 14-year-olds are enjoying a month’s holiday in the city thanks to the Chernobyl Children Life Line charity.
They played games including rounders, table tennis and badminton with year 10 students at Priory School in Southsea.
Jamie Lewis, head of community sport, said: ‘Even though there was a language barrier our guests soon picked up the range of sports we had on offer.
‘We were all shocked to hear a month’s respite in our environment could add two years to the life-span of these children.
‘Our students have asked to get more involved in the charity’s work.’