Saturday, 10 February 2018

Laura Samuel's visit to GVS

What a great afternoon we all had yesterday.  We were visited by Team G.B.'s very own Triple Jump silver medalist, Laura Samuel. 

We began with some training, which included press-ups, star jumps, leg presses and more!  The looks on some of our faces was one of pain mixed with enjoyment:

Laura then gave us an insight into her training schedule: the types of training and an explanation of what part of the triple jump each was designed to improve.

We then had a go...

We all got to have a close-up look at Laura's silver medal before she answered all our many questions - ranging from, "What do you eat?" through to, "What are your dogs called?"

It was lovely to meet an international athlete and to hear how she began athletics after meeting an athlete in a school assembly at the age of 9!  Laura was very, very inspiring and a great role model for us all.

Thank-you for coming to Gresham Village School.

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