Double Olympic gold medallist Dame Kelly Holmes joined Plymouth Argyle's Community team to promote National Schools Sport Week.

The superstar athlete was back in the classroom with Pilgrims' ex-striker Sean McCarthy and coach Dave Leonard who were running a football day at Ivybridge Community College in Devon.

National Schools Sport Week is a new initiative for secondary schools which involves a week of intense physical education through workshops and activities.

Dame Kelly is a representative of The Youth Sports Trust, which is backing the nationwide campaign, and she was on hand to offer help and advice to young athletes.

Pilgrims' Community officers Mark Rivers and Debbie Lake also led a team of coaches tutoring children through activities including target practice, dribbling skills and speed-gun shooting.

The Argyle staff joined Dame Kelly as she was given a tour of the college and took part in a Q&A session with pupils.

Dame Kelly said: "It was a brilliant way to kick off the National School Sports Week.

"Ivybridge has shown great commitment and dedication to their students and is giving them the best chance of sporting success"

Argyle's Mark Rivers said: "To have someone of Dame Kelly's stature join in with the club's community programme was a real honour.

"She was inspirational for the kids and got really involved with all the games."

Football League Trust Regional Manager John Relish added: "National Schools Sports Week is a great initiative and one that the Trust fully supports.

"To have a double Olympic gold medalist on board will raise the profile of the campaign and get more kids involved with PE in schools across the country."