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Paralympian inspires pupils at Studley High School
8:40am Sunday 30th September 2012 in News
STUDLEY High School pupils were excited to meet snow-boarder Anna Turney, a Paralympian champion, currently training for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Russia.
Ms Turney launched the national Olympic legacy programme ‘Be the best you can be’ with an inspiring talk about her life story, accident and how she has overcome adversity with ambition and sheer determination.
She led the pupils through a session where they set goals and visualised their future ambitions as a reality.
The Olympic legacy course for the pupils will run for the whole academic year and will focus on coaching and questioning skills plus looking at team work and healthy lifestyles.
The aim of the course is for the pupils to realise and develop their hidden strengths and nurture an ambition to succeed in life, despite any challenges they may face. For all the pupils that complete the course nationally, they will each receive a specially commissioned coin from the Royal Mint.
The school hopes that by taking part in the legacy project, they will continue to encourage the message of good sportsmanship and patriotism.
Amy Page, project co-ordinator at the school, said: “This project is important on many levels but especially with a view to developing the social legacy from the Games; we aim to use this project to build ambition and pride for the children’s futures.”