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Rio gold medallist visits Gladstone Primary Academy

Olympic Champion, Shona McCallin visits GPA

The inspirational Shona McCallin visited Gladstone Primary Academy this week to give Year 6 students a taste of the life as an Olympian.

Shona talked about her love of hockey and football from an early age and how she was left with a very important decision, choosing between the two sports in her teenage years. After choosing to pursue her career in hockey, Shona worked her way up through the County and National ranks to become Captain of the Junior World Cup team before joining the GB Olympic squad.

The children learned about the commitment required to ensure that Shona is always match fit before getting to see the gold medal, won at the Rio Olympics, for themselves!

What a fantastic role model for our students to look up to!