On Thursday 27 April, ten Year 9 students visited to Loughborough University for a day of leadership activities and inspirational talks.
We were greeted by the Youth Sports Trust, who gave a few talks, and then one of the first women to row across the Atlantic the wrong way, Alex Holt, told us her story and how she used sport to boost her confidence and team building skills. After seeing how tough it was for her and her crew I think we all left feeling very inspired.
Following this, we were split into groups and were assigned an athlete-mentor. Our leaders were Olympic medalist Heather Fell, and European Champion Gillian Mara. They explained their stories and all the challenges they faced to achieve what they did. It was a great day and an opportunity to see how sport can feed into everything else in life and to learn about the keys to leading a great team.
Connie & Caitlin, Year 9