Ice star Jenna inspires children

Olympic in-line skater Jenna Downing (centre) pictured with Balby Carr pupils and l-r Casey Stoney, England footballer, Rachael Watson, PE teacher and Lindsay McGlone, who won Sky Sports student award 2011. Picture: Marie Caley D3437MC
Olympic in-line skater Jenna Downing (centre) pictured with Balby Carr pupils and l-r Casey Stoney, England footballer, Rachael Watson, PE teacher and Lindsay McGlone, who won Sky Sports student award 2011. Picture: Marie Caley D3437MC

WORLD champion inline skater Jenna Downing paid a special visit to inspire schoolchildren.

The British star swapped her skates for trainers and went to Balby Carr Community Sports College to speak about her achievements on the ice.

England footballer Casey Stoney was also part of the event for the Sky Sports Living for Sport project which encourages youngsters to overcome challenges using sport.

Balby pupil Lindsay McGlone (far right) was crowned the region’s Student of the Year in 2011 for her self-esteem project using her own experiences of being bullied.