Friday, 25 May 2012

Fairlop students train with Olympic athlete

Two of our students had the fantastic opportunity to train with Jeanette Kwayke earlier this week.

Jeanette Kwayke is a sprinter and at the moment she is ranked the sixth fastest woman in the world. She is training to compete in the 2012 Olympics. She's always been an amazing runner but she hasn't always been that dedicated. As a teenager she was chosen to run for Great Britain, but went to Ayia Napa with her friends instead!

Along with students from other local schools, our two Year 5 competitors - Mohammed and Melody - made the best of this Masterclass event at the Lea Valley Athletics Centre.  The day covered many activities including sprinting, relay, javelin and long jump, with the chance of spending time with Jeanette after the training was over and receiving a goodie bag too!   See how they got on .....