Boxer Audley’s back to school for an inspirational visit
The Uxbridge Gazette Series OLYMPIC boxing champion Audley Harrison went back to his old school to tell students in Northwood to dream big.
Fresh from leaving the Celebrity Big Brother house, the former Northwood School student returned to his old classroom to meet current pupils to encourage them to set goals.
The boxer, who won gold at the Sydney Olympics in 2000, wanted to show the youngsters at the academy, in Potter Street, that education and working hard at school is the key to a better life.
He told students he did not realise that when he was at school and urged them not to make that same mistake.
Year 12 student Daniel Abbiw said: “His talk was inspirational. He emphasised that if you prepare properly for anything then you can achieve your goals.”
Harrison, 42, has spoken out about his wish to make a boxing comeback after his stint on the Channel 5 reality show, in which he came second to Hollywood actor Gary Busey.
Hasnain, a student in Year 11, said: “Audley showed us that with determination and the right mindset, anything is possible.”
Assistant head teacher Chris Clyne said: “It’s not every day our students get the opportunity to meet an Olympic champion.
“It’s a memory they will treasure and I hope inspire them to even greater achievements.”