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Teen Olympian visits old school to inspire next generation of skiers

Pupils at Kingswells Primary School in Aberdeen welcomed Team GB star Kirsty Muir this week.

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Olympian Kirsty Muir returned to her old primary school in Aberdeen to help inspire the next generation of skiers.

Pupils at Kingswells Primary School welcomed the Team GB star this week.

The 17-year-old, who now has two Winter Olympic finals in her locker, said it’s “surreal” it was only last week she was competing in Beijing.

The teen returned home after finishing fifth in the big air competition and eighth in slopestyle.

Muir told STV News: “It’s so nice to come and meet everyone and just see how excited they are.

“I’m just really happy to have inspired some people, you know. It’s just lovely.

“It’s really nice to see my family and friends. Obviously, they weren’t able to come [to the Games], so just to be able to spend time with them again is just really nice.

“Everyone’s so supportive and it’s just nice to be back with them.”

Muir said she was still “processing” the experience of taking part in an Olympic Games.

She added: “It was an amazing experience and it’s one I’ll never forget.”