TOM DALEY welcomed a Sandhurst school to the Olympic Park on a special and unique school trip.

Students from St Michael’s CofE Primary School visited the Olympic Park on Thursday, September 28. 

The children were able to swim in the Aquatic Centre where Daley won his Bronze medal in the London 2012 Olympic Games, as well as play badminton in the Copper Box Arena.

Daley was training in the Aquatic Centre on the day of the visit, and conducted a Q&A session after letting the kids watch him in training. 

Students were told to wear PE kit and bring their swimming costumes on the visit, but were told nothing more than that, meaning the introduction of the diving superstar was a complete surprise. 

Daley and his coach Jane, and training partners Grace and Robyn spent half an hour with the children answering their questions and telling stories from training and their lives. 

Students had written letters to Daley before the World Championships this summer, but the meet and greet had been kept a stern secret.

Mr Simon Cotterill, who planned and organised the trip, said: “To see children and families enthused about experiencing their own moments of sporting greatness in such stunning settings will live with us forever. 

“Today has truly inspired us all.”

After the talk, Tom posed for photographs and high-fived his way his fans leaving the children in awe. 

Headteacher Marie McGrory said: “To see the St Michael’s school community come together at such a wonderful venue and to be lucky enough to view a diving master class with Jane, their coach, and divers; Tom, Grace and Robyn was something very special. “Back at school, the children continue to be inspired. 

“We look forward to sharing learning with their parents at the end of the project and to the day when at least one of our children represent GB at future Olympics.”