A SKIER who became the first to represent Great Britain at the Olympics in his field in 60 years will be at an Evesham school for a film showing.

Residents are invited to see a feel-good movie inspired by true events about British skier Michael “Eddie the Eagle” Edwards; an unlikely but courageous British ski-jumper who won the hearts of sports fans around the world.

Mr Edwards in 1988 became the first competitor since 1928 to represent Great Britain in Olympic ski jumping and he will personally attend the event at Prince Henry's High School in Evesham on Sunday April 15.

This is organised by Cotswolds Athletes Support System (CASS) and Friends, (Cotswolds Athletes Support System), a Broadway-based group who provide funding to aspiring athletes and their families.

Mr Edwards, who himself struggled with lack of financial support for training, and overcame the challenges of being farsighted, will be introducing the movie and hosting a post-show talk and question and answer session discussing how his never-say-die attitude took him on a journey to qualify for the Olympic Games.

Tickets are £6 each with doors opening at 1.30pm. The film and talk will start at 2pm.

For tickets visit www.princehenrys.worcs.sch.uk/tickets