Team GB athlete visits our academy

24th April 2018

Eden Francis visits WainwrightOn Wednesday 18 April, Team GB athlete Eden Francis visited Wainwright Primary Academy. Eden specialises in the shot put and the discus, and has held gold medals in both the European and British championships. Currently, Eden is in training for another European and World Championships, and is aiming for a spot in the GB squad for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.

Eden spent the day at the academy, visiting all classes and speaking with our pupils about her career and achievements. Children were able to ask questions they had prepared, together with having the opportunity to hold her shot put and discus, finding out exactly how heavy they both are and imagining what a feat it is to be able to throw them both a very long way! Eden also brought along her gold European medal to show the pupils – a fabulous experience.

In our key stage 1 classes, Eden also performed a short fitness circuit with the children, where they showed off their own (unique) skills!

Thank you to Eden for spending the time talking to our pupils – it is always very enjoyable to hear from such inspirational visitors to our academy.