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OLYMPIC stars, doctors, nurses, vets and teachers were some of the icons that children from a Hayling Island school named as their heroes.

Pupils from Mill Rythe Infant School celebrated National Heroes’ Day yesterday.

IDOLS Youngsters at Mill Rythe Infants School take part in National Heroes' Day. Picture: Mick Young (132828-02)

IDOLS Youngsters at Mill Rythe Infants School take part in National Heroes' Day. Picture: Mick Young (132828-02)

They were tasked with thinking about who their biggest hero is and then had to come up with an outfit to wear on the day.

Headteacher Sarah Court said: ‘We support the day to make sure that children understand what a hero is, how they help us and what kind of heroes there are around us in our community, as well as those that they might see in the news. The children all made a big effort.

‘They thought about what they came as and they’ve got their props.

‘We’ve got policeman, fireman, vets, nurses and we’ve even got a Doctor Who as well.

DRESSED UP From left, 'teacher' Emma Spraggs, seven,  'lollipop lady' Sian O'Brien, six, and 'Bradley Wiggins' Louisa Bettesworth, six.  ''(132828-01)

DRESSED UP From left, 'teacher' Emma Spraggs, seven, 'lollipop lady' Sian O'Brien, six, and 'Bradley Wiggins' Louisa Bettesworth, six. ''(132828-01)

‘It’s a school-based community project that we’ve done and the staff have dressed up as well.’

The children were told what National Heroes’ Day is and were shown photographs of heroes.

They then had a chance to do their own writing about who they had come dressed as.

They also had a big assembly where they shared what they thought about each others’ outfits.

And Mrs Court even dressed up in her husband’s army clothes, as he served in the army.

She said: ‘I was dressed in my husband’s uniform because he was in the army for 24 years.

‘He’s my hero because he’s obviously done a lot of work supporting the country and being brave and helping people.’

Louisa Bettesworth, six, is in Year 1 and she decided to dress as Olympic gold medallist cyclist Bradley Wiggins.

She was dressed in cycling gear complete with a helmet and stick-on sideburns.

She said: ‘He is a cyclist and I like cycling.

‘He’s amazing because he rides lots of times and he wins.

‘He’s my favourite hero in the Olympics.’

Emma Spraggs, seven, is in Year 2 and decided to dress as a teacher.

She said: ‘My hero is a teacher because they help children with their numbers and letters.’