ParalympicGB footballer Darren Harris a match for pupils at Ralph Allen School
Children at a Bath school have experienced what it feels like to play sport after losing their sight.
ParalympicGB footballer Darren Harris visited Ralph Allen School to join Year 7 and 8 pupils in two blind football sessions.
The event was organised by eight students from the University of Bath as a way to raise awareness for the Childhood Eye Cancer Trust (CHECT).
The pupils heard a brief talk from a CHECT representative and learnt more about its work in supporting and funding research for the retinoblastoma eye cancer condition.
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Under the supervision of PE staff they were then blindfolded and had a training session with Darren, using a ball with a bell in it.
Lydia Thompson, from the University of Bath, organised the event and said she hoped the children had enjoyed it.
She said: "We hope our blind football session proved to be a lot of fun for the children involved and this has made them more aware of the difficulties encountered by someone who is visually impaired when doing simple activities."
Darren, who was diagnosed with retinoblastoma at 18 months old, represented Great Britain at this year's Paralympics, playing in five-a-side blind football games.
Ralph Allen is involved with the Somerset FA football project Futsal, which supports young people aged between 12 and 16 with visual impairment.