Paralympic world champion swimmer mentors King’s Lynn students
PUBLISHED: 11:32 13 May 2015 | UPDATED: 11:32 13 May 2015
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A group of students at KES Academy in King’s Lynn are being mentored by a Paralympic world champion, as part of the Sky Sport Living for Sport project.
Swimmer and gold medallist, Fran Williamson visited the school yesterday, and mentored a group of year 9 students who had been specifically working on leadership skills in the weeks running up to the event.
The group ran a dodgeball session for a year 7 physical education (PE) class after meeting her and she then fed back on their performance.
The organiser of the visit, Ross McNeil, who is head of boys’ PE, said: “It has been a fantastic opportunity for our students to meet an inspirational sports woman face-to-face.
“We have already seen through the work we’ve done in the lead up to the event that some students who weren’t really enjoying PE previously have found a new interest and enthusiasm for the subject.”
The Paralympian said: “I met some students who have really had their preconceptions about sport challenged and have gained in confidence and self-esteem as a result.”
She will be coming back to the school to June to catch up with the group and see how they are progressing with their leadership skills.
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