2012 Olympic bronze medallist Alex Danson inspires Hextable School pupils
Today (Friday 19th October) pupils from Hextable School in Swanley, Kent are spending the day with 2012 Olympic bronze medallist hockey star Alex Danson, as part of the school's Sky Sports Living for Sport project.
Sky Sports Living for Sportis a free UK secondary schools initiative, delivered in partnership with the Youth Sport Trust, which uses sport stars and sport skills to boost confidence, change behaviours, increase attainment and improve life skills.
Alex will be getting involved with a sports festival, being led by Hextable School as part of their Sky Sports Living for Sport project, for a number of local primary school pupils. The primary school students, as well as Hextable School's selected Young Sports Leaders, will get the opportunity to partake in a practical hockey session with hockey star Alex during the afternoon.
Alex will also take the time to speak to the Young Leaders at the school and pass on her leadership and goal-setting advice. Using her recent Olympic experience, Alex hopes to motivate these young people to be the best they can be.
Alex comments: "I'm honoured to be part of Sky Sports Living for Sport and to have the chance to get involved with the local community. Meeting pupils in schools such as Hextable School is truly inspiring. I hope that by sharing the positive experiences that sport has played in my life, I can motivate young people to improve their own lives too."
Lisa Baker, Head of PE at Hextable School, comments: "After weeks of hard work, our students are excited about sharing their achievements with Alex. Her visit will give our young people a real life example of how commitment and dedication in sport can change someone's life. We are proud to welcome such an inspiring sport star to our school."
Secondary schools can learn more about Sky Sports Living for Sportand sign up today at www.skysports.com/livingforsport.