IN PICTURES: Martongate School sport

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Former Great Britain volleyball captain Ben Pipes visited Martongate Primary School in Bridlington to tell pupils about his Olympic experience and pass on tips to hundreds of youngsters.

Pipes was born in Beverley and went to school in East Yorkshire. His professional career saw him lead Team GB in London in 2012.

Martongate School pupils were visited by Ben Pipes, former Tean GB captain.

Martongate School pupils were visited by Ben Pipes, former Tean GB captain.

Deputy headteacher Di Levitt said: “He did an assembly for the whole school and talked about making the most of opportunities in sport and academically.

“He gave a really inspirational talk about his experiences at the 2012 Olympics, where he was captain of Great Britain.

“He spent the rest of the day with all 240 of our Key Stage Two children, holding coaching sessions with them and he even spent his lunchtime signing autographs for the kids.

“He feels it’s his mission to inspire the next generation.”

Martongate School pupils were visited by Ben Pipes, former Team GB captain.

Martongate School pupils were visited by Ben Pipes, former Team GB captain.

Pipes’ visit came during a busy schedule of sport at Martongate.

Last Monday, 120 children took part in the school’s annual Mini Olympics.

Youngsters from years two to six could take part in one sprint, one long distance event, one throwing event and one jumping event.

Points were awarded in each competition and the best boy and girl in each year were crowned champions.

Pictures by Paul Atkinson.