KIDS from St Palladius were inspired when an explorer and mountaineer visited their school.

Ricky Munday told pupils about his polar adventures and tackling Mount Everest.

A spokesperson from the parent council, which organised the visit, said: “We had a fantastic visit from Ricky Munday. We loved seeing the pictures of Antarctica and the science stations. He informed us of the animals that live there, and the research carried out.

“Ricky reminded us that if we give up, we don’t achieve. He has spent his life working towards a goal and has now achieved it. If we give up, we will never know if we could have achieved our goals.”