Pole vaulter raising the bar at Cliviger school

HITTING NEW HEIGHTS Max Eaves with Heidi Kewin and Louis Rodgers

HITTING NEW HEIGHTS Max Eaves with Heidi Kewin and Louis Rodgers

First published in Cliviger

OLYMPIC hopeful Max Eaves visited East Lancashire school children to give them tips on reaching the heights.

Max, a Commonwealth bronze medalist pole-vaulter, visited St John’s C of E Primary School in Cliviger after one pupil there won a colouring competition.

Todd Abbott, 10, won a colouring competition organised by Bowker BMW in Blackburn.

Max spent a day at the school presenting videos of him in competition; instructing during PE lessons; and, taking part in question and answer sessions with the school children.

Last year Max scooped bronze in the Commonwealth Games in Delhi in 2010 with a jump of 5.40m.

And in February this year, Max set a personal best jump of 5.61m to win the Aviva UK Indoor Trials and Championship in Sheffield, ranking him as British number one.

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