This afternoon, the children enjoyed a visit from a local Team GB athlete. Newton Abbot cyclist, Lauren Dolan explained her journey to becoming a national level cyclist. The children were amazed to hear that she rides her bicycle 6 times a week and trains in the gym for up to 3 hours a day. They were shocked to hear that after falling off her bike and suffering a nasty injury she got back on her bike and finished the race, which resulted in her spending her birthday in hospital! We learnt about the importance of being active and having a healthy diet. Lauren also shared the importance of being determined, having a positive mindset and the need to persevere in order to reach our goals.
Afterwards the children thought about a sport they would like to be world class at.