Date Posted... Dec 7th 2016

Olympic Sailor inspires Sports Scholars

On Monday, our sport scholars were treated to a visit from Olympic Sailor Sophie Ainsworth.


Sophie competed in the 2016 Rio Olympic Games and was in the 49er FX sailing fleet. The purpose of her visit was to inspire sport scholars and keen sailors at the school and talk to high performance athletes about life as a professional athlete.

Sophie took students through the story of her journey as an athlete to the Olympic Games, right from being involved with sports at school, to making the decision to study it further at university level.

With our sporting students gaining a fine reputation for their achievements at county, regional and national level, a lot of the students have huge sporting aspirations for their futures. Having the opportunity to hear from a professional athlete about the realities of what life as a professional is like was an eye-opening and inspiring experience for our students.