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Olympian helps girls with sport
Thursday, 25 April 2013
SPORT: Jeanette Kwakye with pupils from Fitzwimarc School Rayleigh Picture by Mark Cleveland
A BRITISH Olympic sprinter helped a group of school girls run their own day of sport.
Jeanette Kwakye – who ran in the 4x100m relay at the 2008 Olympics – spent several hours working with girls at FitzWimarc School, in Hockley Road, Rayleigh, last Friday.
The 30-year-old, who is a Sky Sports Ambassador, helped plan the event and then helped them run it at Edward Francis Primary School in Uplands Park Road, later that afternoon.
PE teacher Kate Cowley, who organised Jeanette’s visit to FitzWimarc, said: “We were delighted that Jeanette was able to spend time helping the girls to develop their leadership skills. It was great that she also got to take part in the festival at the primary school.”
Jeanette’s visit to FitzWimarc was organised as part of the Sky Living for Sports scheme, which uses Olympic athletes to inspire 11 to 16 year olds and help them build life skills
She returned to FitzWimarc later in the day to run an athletics master class for gifted and talented pupils to help them prepare for a sports festival taking place on Friday, May 17.
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