Olympic medallist Cassie Patten works with Year 7 students

Posted by on Jul 6, 2017 in News | No Comments

Cassie Patten visits saltash.net

Saltash.net recently welcomed Olympic medallist Cassie Patten in to school to work with High Performing PE students in Year 7.

Cassie’s visit was part of the Sky Sports ‘Living for Sport’ project, and follows on from fellow Olympian, Heather Fell’s sessions at saltash.net last year.

On her first visit on 23rd May, Cassie spoke to our students about her journey and the importance of persisting when you find your talent, despite all the setbacks and difficulties they are likely to face. Cassie’s journey culminated when she participated in the 2008 Beijing Olympics, winning a bronze medal in the 10 km open-water swimming event.

After her talk, the students were then split into groups, working together to try and achieve group tasks in the fastest possible time.

Cassie was happy to pose for photos with students – and her medal – as well as presenting each student with their High Performance badges.

Cassie visited the school again on the 7th June, helping our High Performers to run fun and engaging sessions for Year 6 students from our partner primaries, who are set to join saltash.net this September.

Mr. Budd thanked Cassie for visiting saltash.net.

“We’re really grateful to Cassie and Sky Sports for coming in and working with our Year 7 High Performing PE students. It’s really important that we celebrate our students’ successes and help inspire them to reach their sporting potential. The students did a great job acting as mentors for the Year 6 High Performing PE students on their visit today,” he said.