Thursday, September 20, 2012

A Gold and Silver Visit!

Who would have thought! A right royal visit from 3 fabulous young Kiwi athletes who have achieved gold and silver medals in sailing. They were very inspiring and really great with the kids! Speaking to over 800 students and a bundle of teachers cannot be easy but they made everyone chuckle and were honest, humble and just plain down-to-earth.

Olivia Powrie won Gold in the womens 470 and Peter Burling won silver in the 49er class.  They are 25 and 22 years old and have been to a few schools already. So - lucky us! Because one of the dads at our school coaches Peter and his sailing partner Blair Tuke, we were lucky enough to get on their on their list of school visits.







So what did the kids think? They loved meeting them, they loved seeing their medals and talking to them about what it takes to compete at that level and what it takes to win. How inspiring for the kids to meet real, down to earth Kiwis who were just like them at kids! But with hard work and determination, sacrifice and practice, they were able to achieve at the top of their sport. Wow!


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