OLYMPIC gold medalist, Katherine Copeland visited youngsters at Yeadon Westfield Junior School to talk about healthy eating and exercise.

The Team GB rower gave an assembly about healthy living and talked to pupils about her experience of the Olympics and her challenging training regime. Youngsters also got the chance to hold the Olympian's gold medal.

The visit was arranged as part of Aldi’s partnership with Team GB to help children to develop their understanding of the benefits of fresh and healthy food. It followed on from the opening of the chain's new Yeadon store in May.

Aldi’s initiative, Get Set to Eat Fresh, aims to inspire 1.2 million children to learn more about the benefits of cooking fresh, healthy food with their families.

Katherine presented a donation of fresh fruit and snacks to the school, courtesy of the new store on Kirk Lane.

She said: "I’ve had a fantastic time with the children from Yeadon Westfield Junior School, they were an absolute delight. It was great to talk to them about the importance of eating healthily and how it can be fun to prepare your own meals. Hopefully I’ve also managed to inspire the pupils to keep active and try different sports."

Store Manager, Roz Sahot, said: "I’m thrilled that we’ve been able to support a local primary school, Yeadon Westfield Infant School, through our partnership with Team GB."