FITNESS COACH and TV personality, Joe Wicks, “left a lasting impression” after visiting pupils at an East Lancashire primary school.

Joe, who is well-known for offering free online P.E lessons in the pandemic, paid a visit to Crawshawbooth Primary School on Burnley Road, Rossendale.

He entertained over 300 pupils and kept them active in the short session. 

This is after the school won a Children in Need to have a fun 15-minute session with ‘The Body Coach’.

They were just one of seven in the UK to have won with over 40,000 appling. 

After the P.E session, Joe hosted a Q&A session at the school before coming to each classroom, with Pudsey Bear, to chat with the children and answer any more questions.

Ahead of his visit, the children even made a scarecrow replica of Joe which he posed next to on his Instagram page.

Lancashire Telegraph: Joe Wicks with his scarecrow replica at Crawshawbooth Primary School Joe Wicks with his scarecrow replica at Crawshawbooth Primary School

Above the scarecrow was a banner which read ‘welcome Joe’.

Joe also posted a video of himself dancing and being cheered on by the children.

He said: “They get me so lit when I arrive.”

A spokesperson for the school commented: “He really took his time to come around and see everybody. It was such a lovely day.

Lancashire Telegraph: Joe Wicks at Crawshawbooth Primary School Joe Wicks at Crawshawbooth Primary School

“After Covid it is nice to be able to do these things… the little ones were also delighted that Pudsey Bear was here

“Everyone thoroughly enjoyed it – it really was a day to remember.”

The school’s interim headteacher, Chris Willan, said: “We are extremely thankful and grateful to Joe, his team and the BBC for a wonderful day of smiles, memories and keeping active.

“Joe was fantastic with both staff and children. He certainly left a lasting impression on us all with his energy, kindness and positivity.”