Students treated to Olympic visit in Stevenage

Mark Richardson with his silver medal and pupils

Mark Richardson with his silver medal and pupils - Credit: Archant

Students were treated to a visit from a former Olympic athlete this week.

Pupils at the Leys Primary School, Stevenage, took part in an assembly presented by Team GB silver medal winner Mark Richardson on Monday.

Mr Richardson spent time discussing the Better Never Stops initiative being driven by current Olympic officials to encourage and identify future sporting talent.

Headteacher Damien Johnston said: “We are continuing to focus on Olympic and Paralympic values as part of our school vision. Learning from your mistakes and striving to achieve your personal best are excellent principles for our students to learn.

“We hope events like this will help develop a positive mindset for all the pupils at our school and help them achieve their goals in the future.”


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Mr Richardson won his silver medal in the 4x400 metre relay at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta, US. He went on to win gold at the 1997 world championships in Athens.

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