Visit from Olympic Athlete
We had a thrilling morning at Lydd Primary, the long-awaited visit of Montell Douglas - the ONLY British female athlete to have represented GB&NI in both the Summer and Winter Olympics - happened on 19th July.
Montell lead an assembly in which she discussed her triumphs, personal sacrifices, resilience, dealing with adversity, and perseverance.
We saw footage of her Commonwealth Games gold medal race (2010, Delhi in the 4x100 metre relay) and her bobsleigh successes too.
Montell then lead four 1-minute activities for every child from Reception to Year 6 to participate in. We sensibly factored in water breaks, extended rests between events and ventilated the hall, cooling it appropriately too.
What a privilege to be visited by such a brilliant ambassador for sport and all its positive values!
And a BIG thank you to Mr Southgate for arranging such a great event!!