A winning visit from World Record holder!
On Thursday 7th March, Great Britain athlete Emily Campbell visited the school to talk to the children about her life and career. Emily is the current British weightlifting champion and record holder in the 90kg+ class and won a Bronze medal in the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Australia. During her visit, Emily held a special whole-school assembly where she shared her sporting journey with the students, allowing them to understand the hard work and dedication needed in order to achieve success. She talked about what it takes to be an elite athlete – from the foods she eats, to the competitions she takes part in and the difficulties she faces trying to balance her studies, her training and her work commitments.
She then held some Question & Answer workshops with the children where she showed them some of her medals, before putting them through an intense mini-training schedule to get their hearts and minds working faster. Following Emily’s visit, we handed out sponsorship forms for children to complete if they wanted to help fund her training. We raised an incredible £290 – a fantastic effort and a big well done and thank you to all those who took part.