They say never meet your heroes, but that rule does not apply to students at Wentworth Primary School in Dartford.

Champion sprinter and ex-pupil Adam Gemili stopped by his old school this morning, October 5, to open a block of classrooms named after himself.

Adam, 23, went to Wentworth Primary and on to Dartford Grammar School. This year he won gold in the 4 X 100m relay at the World Championships in London.

Adam opened 8 new classrooms at the primary school and lead an assembly for the pupils, who are 'loyal fans' according to head teacher Paul Langridge.

Mr Langridge said: "He is fantastic, the kids were really excited. When he came in you could hear their gasps, they know who he is. It was actually quite moving.

"I remember Adam when he was here , I remember him as a good footballer though. I've watched him grow up and it was quite moving to have him back."

The Adam Gemili block will be home to year two and six.

Mr Landridge said: "We've had a few famous faces here, Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, but it was never a question really not to name it after Adam.

"The kids associate with him, he is a great ambassador and an inspiration to them - as well as an ex-pupil. There was no competition."