Olympian effort to go for gold

An Olympic gold medallist made a splash at a school when he dropped in to promote healthy living.

Duncan Goodhew, who won the 100 metre breaststroke final at the 1980 Olympics, was at Camps Hill juniors in Stevenage on Tuesday to inspire the pupils to get active.

He was guest of honour at the school assembly before visiting each class to show them his medal and promote the Golden Mile project which aims to get children walking, running or jogging 50 miles in a school year.

Year One teacher, Elmarie Gunther, who invited the swimmer to the school, said: “He spoke about his experience when he won the gold medal to get the children engaged in sport. They absolutely loved it.”


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