WREXHAM schoolchildren wrote to a charity champion whose story captured their imagination.

In November, Ysgol Cefn Mawr's year four class had a 'super learning week' in which they looked at the events of the First World War and Second World War.

As well as learning letter writing, they read stories about inspirational people - one of which was 100-year-old Captain Sir Tom Moore, a former British Army Officer who raised more than £30 million for the NHS earlier this year by walking 100 laps of his garden.

Year four class teacher Simon Williams said: "We read Captain Sir Tom's book and the children learned about his life.

"It is hard for a youngster to appreciate what happened in the War, but using this book they really learned a lot.

"It really captured their imagination and they decided they would like to write to him.

"The pupils were amused by him sneaking his dog to school and his love of motorbikes "They asked lots of questions in their letter, including whether he still has his bike and what it was like in the trenches."

The class was also inspired by Captain Sir Moore's fundraising efforts and have been doing laps of their own around the school yard.

Mr Williams added: "It is really nice that they recognise not only what he did in the War, but also now his contribution to the country at such a time of need."