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.