Our school councillors from Year 6 went to their termly meeting with other Rushcliffe schools at County Hall on Friday 24th February.
The theme of the meeting was ‘The Olympic Legacy’ and we were very fortunate to have some Olympians to answer the children’s questions about their life in sport.
We met Joanne Jackson, an amazing swimmer who won Bronze in the 400m in the 2008 Olympics. We also met Roberto Pavoni who competed in the Olympics in 2012 and who is still swimming at the highest level. A team GB physician was there too and explained her role in maximising the athletes’ performances.
It was a very interesting and enlightening session which showed the children that there was so much more to their achievements than natural ability. The dedication and commitment they had shown was overwhelming and the children were totally impressed by them.
We then discussed our future trip to London, where our councillors will be taking an educational tour of the Houses of Parliament – an amazing opportunity!