Olympic medalists provide inspiration for De Aston

De Aston students learn the Olympic legacy
De Aston students learn the Olympic legacy

A dozen Year 13 De Aston students joined London 2012 Olympic Medalists and top education facilitators at Loughborough University to take part in activities and workshops inspired by the Olympic and Paralympic Values.

The event gave students the tools and support required in order to help them bring communities together to take part in sport, be more active and lead a healthy, balanced lifestyle.

One of the most memorable moments of the day was Etienne Stott’s talk about the role of volunteers in his success as a gold medal winner at the London 2012 Olympics, which teacher Jon Clarkson described as “truly inspiring”.

The students left as ‘Legacy Leaders’ whose challenge it is to organise events in their own communities.

They will be putting their skills into action by organising sports tournaments for lower year groups within the school, as well as hosting a charity meal in aid of the Philippines Typhoon Appeal and making arrangements for the Sixth Form Ball.

Student Victoria Pritchard described the day as “inspirational and emotive - everyone left wanting to invest their time and energy into revitalising the community.”