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OLYMPIC diving silver medallist Peter Waterfield has been inspiring youngsters to success as they took part in a Sports Day.

Pupils from Priory School in Southsea took part in a huge variety of sporting activities on Southsea Common. Children from St Swithun’s Primary, Milton Park Primary, Craneswater Juniors and Wimborne Juniors were also invited to take part.

Olympic Silver medallist Peter Waterfield celebrates the start of Lloyds TSB National School Sport Week with pupils from Priory School''Picture: onEdition

Olympic Silver medallist Peter Waterfield celebrates the start of Lloyds TSB National School Sport Week with pupils from Priory School''Picture: onEdition

Activities included handball, rounders, basketball and beach dodgeball.

It was all about National School Sport Week which this year has been about inspiring young people in the wake of last year’s Olympics.

Peter Waterfield said: ‘We were talking about leaving the legacy behind after the Olympics and doing things like this is exactly what we ought to be doing.

‘For the schools to be pushing these multi-sport events is brilliant because it gets the kids active and also you might find some talent.’

Priory headteacher James Humphries said: ‘Peter has come down this year and has gone round talking to the kids, inspiring them and sharing the secret of his success which like most people is about hard work and perseverance. They are having a great time because they are all involved.’