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Oakley Vale Primary school

GB Gymnast visits Oakley Vale Primary School ​​​​​​​

Children from Oakley Vale Primary School in Corby had a fantastic opportunity to work with GB Gymnast, Steve Frew recently.


Steve visited the school (which is part of Brooke Weston Trust) to inspire the children and build their confidence in physical fitness. The whole school took part in a circuits session, run by Steve and had a fantastic time hearing him talk about his sporting achievements and motivation.


Winning Scotland's first-ever gymnastics Commonwealth Games gold medal, Steve’s career spans 23 years, where he has represented Great Britain at two World Championships and Scotland at five Commonwealth Games. 


Sharing his motto with the children: “Be all you can be” the athlete talked about the importance of embracing one’s full potential and how making small changes to activity levels can have a big impact on academic results and mental health.


The children raised money as part of the event, which will go towards buying new playground equipment so that, inspired by Steve’s words, they can remain active.


Sarah Sanders, Associate Principal of Oakley Vale Primary School said “I’m extremely proud of the enthusiasm shown by the children during Steve’s visit. He has really energised everyone at Oakley Vale Primary School.”