Olympic diver drops in to speak to students

INSPIRED Olympian Peter Waterfield with pupils at Horndean
INSPIRED Olympian Peter Waterfield with pupils at Horndean
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OLYMPIC diving silver medallist Peter Waterfield inspired young people when he visited a school.

The 34-year-old visited Horndean Technology College and spoke to Year 8 and 9 pupils about his background and how he achieved success in his diving career.

His visit was linked to the Sky Sports Living for Sport initiative to help build confidence and develop skills.

Amy Hughes, subject leader of PE, said: ‘Peter inspired the students to be resilient when they face barriers through his Olympic story.

‘Something that started as a dream for him became reality as a result of a lot of hard work and his attitude for wanting to achieve.

‘These are lessons that our students can take forward and apply in their own sport and school studies.’

Caroline Whiffin, sports co-ordinator, added: ‘This visit has been inspirational for our students.

‘The students were all enthusiastic and inspired by Peter’s talk. Students got to see how you can achieve your dreams to be an Olympic athlete and that it is possible with hard work and dedication.’

As part of the scheme, pupils will now organise a sports day for preschool children.