Team GB visit Didcot Girls' SchoolPosted on: 29/01/2018
On Friday 26th January, Year 7 students welcomed Team GB athlete Niamh Keane, an aerobic gymnast, to DGS. The girls took part in assemblies and workshops, focusing on physical and mental resilience.
As always, the girls have made me and all the staff at DGS so proud. They conducted themselves brilliantly during the day and were complimented by Niamh on their excellent behaviour and enthusiasm.
In advance of the 2020 Olympics, the girls enjoyed raising money to support the amazing Team GB. Fund-raising included a non-uniform day (sporty theme); taking part in a netball competition in which 7NHM were crowned the victors; and a cake sale, with the girls baking, buying and selling the cakes themselves.
Rachael Warwick, Executive Headteacher, said: ‘I am extremely grateful to our Head of PE, Emma Reynolds, who masterminded Niamh’s visit to Didcot Girls’ School. It was inspirational for our Year 7 students to meet, talk and work with a Team GB gymnast, and Niamh’s focus on resilience reinforced the positive messages that we share with our students on the importance of developing a growth mindset for life.’
A massive thank you to all the girls for their enthusiasm on the day and the superb questions they put to Niamh. Our thanks go to Team GB for giving the girls this superb opportunity. Finally, thank you to all the staff who helped to make this event possible and run so smoothly.