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Staveley Primary School children meet daredevil
10:00pm Tuesday 21st June 2011 in Grasmere news
DAREDEVIL tales of flying at 200mph and climbing Everest enthralled youngsters at Staveley Primary School when a world-famous climber paid a visit.
Leo Houlding — the village’s most famous resident — spent an afternoon with pupils recounting his record-breaking escapades to help them along with their project on mountains.
After showing various bits of gear, including the ‘bat-suit’ he wears for base jumping, Mr Houlding took questions from the school’s junior pupils about his ascent of Everest three years ago.
Teacher Louise Roberts said: “It’s very inspiring for the children to have someone like Leo to come and speak to them. I wanted to get the message across that people can achieve their dreams if they have the perseverence to go after those ambitions.”
Mr Houlding, 30, said: “It’s been great to meet the children who live around the village. I didn’t hestitate at coming to speak to them all.”