A Sporting Visit

 

Thanks to the generosity of the Prep Parents’ Association, we were visited last week by two professional athletes, who spent a day with our pupils.

Sprinter, Gareth Hopkins, and shot-putter, Adele Nicoll, talked to the school at a special assembly in the morning and then took to the playing fields with children of all ages to test their sporting skills.

The pupils were very excited and had a wonderful time with the athletes as they were tutored in running and throwing.

The aim of the day was to inspire the children, encouraging them to improve their technique and appreciate the importance of mental focus. Also, to appreciate how stamina and determination can be used in conjunction with skill to turn sport in to a way of life, if not a career.

Our thanks to Gareth and Adele: our young Clayesmorians had a superb time.