Olympic Inspiration for Surrey School Children - 24th Nov 2011
Olympic swimming champion Duncan Goodhew joins children at a Surrey primary school in a bid to inspire a love of sport and fitness in today’s youngsters.
The gold medallist, who won the 100 metre breaststroke at the 1980 Olympic Games, visited Kensington Avenue Primary School in Surrey in his role as an Ambassador for Premier Sport. Plus the school had another honour to bestow upon Duncan, as we near London 2012 the school have named their classrooms after Olympic heroe’s and Mrs Fowle’s class have named their class after the Olympic legend. Duncan officially unveiled the new class name on Tuesday 15th November.
Mrs Fowle said:
”The reason I chose Goodhew as my class name is that we all chose to have a British Olympian and I wanted to have someone who was a positive male role model for the boys, someone for them to look up to. I also wanted to choose someone who was successful despite adversity; I thought that it would be beneficial to the children to see that someone who is dyslexic could become not just an Olympian but someone who had made a career through sport. The children really found it interesting finding out about him we’re very inspired by him.”
Duncan Goodhew MBE was guest of honour at the school assembly before unveiling the new class name. The children also had the opportunity to view his 1980 Gold medal and the Beijing Olympic torch which he carried at the previous Olympics.
“I’m delighted the children have chosen to name the class after me, I hope the visit will inspire the children to develop a healthy interest in sport and exercise, we may even discover some future Olympic stars.” said Duncan.
Duncan is a founding Ambassador of Premier Sport and has supported the company and its aims to inspire young people through PE & sport for over ten years.