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Olympic swimmer inspires pupils

Olympian Joanne Jackson at Sebert Wood Primary as part of the Sports for Schools initiative

Olympian Joanne Jackson at Sebert Wood Primary as part of the Sports for Schools initiative

Pupils at Sebert Wood Primary School are keen swimmers so Joanne Jackson was the ideal Olympian to inspire them.

Joanne has swum in three Olympics and won a bronze medal at Beijing, which she took to the school.

Head teacher Peter Dewhurst said: “She was a good choice because we do a lot of swimming. We do swimming from year two to four.”

Joanne, who visited under the Sports for Schools scheme, joined each year at the school in a sponsored activities to raise funds for PE resources and charity before giving an inspirational speech and answering questions.

The children have raised £2,800.

In a separate book and toy sale recently, organised bypupils from year three , they raised £180 for Save the Children.

 

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