CHILDREN at a county primary school are learning a new sport on roller skates.

Pupils from year five to year six at Weobley Primary School are being taught British roller skating basic skills by Becce Turner from the Hereford Roller Derby.

Each week she is teaching the pupils new skills and is hoping to inspire children to take up the sport and maybe join the Poison Berries Junior Roller Derby team, who have had eight members of their team make it to the England team.

Stephen Warrell, the head of school, said: “The club will run up until the Easter Holidays, by which time, we hope the children will have gained the skills and confidence to take the sport up as a full-time hobby.”

The school have bought all of the safety equipment, helped by their Sports Premium funding, and with Becce offering her coaching for free, the only cost to the parents is the price of a pair of roller skates.

The Core Roller Skating Rink has provided the school with a number of vouchers for free sessions at The Core.

The Hereford Roller Derby team were promoted last year to tier three of the British Championship and have their first home game on February 10 at the Hereford Academy.