Paralympic star visits Dagenham primary school

Paralympic tennis player Andy Lapthorne pictured with pupils from Dorothy Barley School

Paralympic tennis player Andy Lapthorne pictured with pupils from Dorothy Barley School - Credit: Archant

A British wheelchair tennis player, who won silver at the Paralympics, spoke to pupils about his successful sporting career.

Andrew Lapthorne paid a visit to Dorothy Barley School, in Davington Road, Dagenham, on Tuesday.

The 22-year-old took up wheelchair tennis in 2005 and competed in his first Paralympics last year, winning a silver in the quad doubles.

He spoke to pupils about his impressive career and taking part in the Games.