Great to see kids now have some fantastic role models

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I’m feeling quite optimistic about the future. The reason? Our fantastic Olympian and Paralympians.

You worry when you overhear kids talking and acting like their role models. Because for too long, they’ve either been loutish footballers, brain-dead singers or, worse still, reality TV ‘stars’.

But on the Gosport ferry the other day, two lads were out on their bikes. One was pretending to be Bradley Wiggins, the other Mark Cavendish.

Meanwhile in Fareham Shopping Centre, girls were meeting up to go swimming.

At last, role models striving for excellence through desire, passion and hard work. Refreshing after vacuous people who think it’s their right to be famous.

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