Pupils get in­spi­ra­tion from swim­mer

Matamata Chronicle - - News -

Amaz­ing! Awe­some! In­spir­ing!: These were the words used to de­scribe Moss Burmester af­ter his visit to St Joseph’s Catholic School last Tues­day. Moss, in his role as an Olympic Am­bas­sador, talked to the pupils about his dream to be­come an Olympic swim­mer. He high­lighted the im­por­tance of aim­ing high, set­ting goals and de­vel­op­ing the re­silience and de­ter­mi­na­tion to achieve them. This fit­ted in beau­ti­fully with the school’s cur­rent fo­cus of sur­vival and the skills we need to han­dle the tough times. Year 6 pupil Court­ney Leggett said: ‘‘Moss, told us your dream can be­come a re­al­ity if you set goals and go for it!’’ His talk kept ev­ery­one to­tally en­thralled and the pupils were fas­ci­nated by the sto­ries of his in­volve­ment at var­i­ous World and Com­mon­wealth games, his train­ing regime and – of course – his medals. ‘‘It was a won­der­ful ex­pe­ri­ence,’’ said teacher Mar­tyn Wilkins. ‘‘He has truly in­spired all our stu­dents.’’

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