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Dermot Gascoyne (back) and Anastasia Ellerby (back left) with Jacob Hickson, Tom Johnson, William Chico, Luke Wakeman, Carys Lynch, Rohit Ramesh, Georgia Monk, Zak Capp, Bryony Bower and Stanley Seldon. (Lin)

Dermot Gascoyne (back) and Anastasia Ellerby (back left) with Jacob Hickson, Tom Johnson, William Chico, Luke Wakeman, Carys Lynch, Rohit Ramesh, Georgia Monk, Zak Capp, Bryony Bower and Stanley Seldon. (Lin)

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Caistor Grammar School was proud to host a 
visit from former international heavyweight boxer Dermot Gascoyne last week.

The athlete mentor on the Sky ‘Living for Sport’ programme spent the whole day at the school to inspire students.

During his visit he delivered an assembly to 
the whole school where 
he spoke about the bravery, courage and hardship he 
had been through in his 
quest to become a successful boxer.

Dermot worked with
 years 8 and 9 ‘Living 
for Sport’ group in the morning, informing them about how they could turn their lives around and the importance of Coca Cola skills.

In the afternoon he did workshops with year 10 
GCSE students and the years 8 and 9 gifted and talented students.

In these workshops, Dermot talked and enriched them with his knowledge about the sporting world 
and shared his motto with 
the groups, ‘It is better to 
try and fail than to fail to 
try.’

Dermot has and 
will continue to inspire 
many students with his knowledge and expertise on how to become a better person.

The ‘Living for 
Sport’ programme is a 
project designed to use 
sport as a tool to motivate students.