Olympian’s backing for pupils’ dreams
Great Chart Primary School is now taking part in a programme that stemmed from the 2012 London Olympics.
The Be The Best You Can Be! programme was developed by 21st Century Legacy and runs workshops to inspire children and help them discover and develop their own potential and to encourage them to pursue and fulfil their dreams.
Alison Mowbray – 2004 Olympian rowing medallist – visited the primary school last week to launch the programme by sharing her story of her journey to success and the challenges she faced.
Wendy Pang, head teacher said: “I was determined that our school would undertake the Be The Best You Can Be! programme as it rolls out nationally.
“The inspiration offered by high achievers, including Olympians and Paralympians who strive to achieve their dreams, is incredibly powerful and can really reach out and engage our young people.
“I was pleased to welcome Alison Mowbray to launch our programme and my teachers and I look forward to delivering this exciting and transformational programme.”
The launch was followed by further themes which are designed to help young people discover the skills they need to follow their dreams and to begin their own successful journey.
Former hurdler Dr David Hemery is an Olympic Gold medallist and former world record holder as well as the founder of the 21st Century Legacy.
He said: “Everyone has a spark of greatness within them and through a combination of dreams and practical application they can achieve their potential, as long as they positively set their mind to it, believe in themselves and are prepared to work hard.”
Olympic sculler Alison Mowbray joins youngsters to launch To Be The Best You Can Be! programme
Alison Mowbray with Carmen