TWO medal-winning para-olympians were visitors at a Wigan school this week.
Holy Family Catholic Primary School, Boothstown, celebrated in a very special assembly on Monday (January 23) to welcome swimming Gold Medallist, Heather Frederiksen and swimming Silver Medallist, Louise Watkin along with Leigh MP Andy Burnham.
The two, who brought the medals they won at the 2008 Beijing Games with them and answered questions, were accompanied by their Aquatic Development Manager/Head Coach Mr John Stout from Salford Community Leisure Ltd.
The school also celebrated being welcomed to London 2012’s Get Set Network, in recognition of pupil and staff commitment to the Olympic and Paralympic Values.
Headteacher, Mrs Anne Farrell said: “The focus of our work linked to the Olympic and Paralympic games is about being the best we can be. We are looking forward to further exciting opportunities based around the Olympic Values of friendship, excellence and respect and the Paralympic Values of inspiration, courage, determination and equality.
“Andy Burnham MP also joined us for the assembly and supported our work as he talked to the children about motivation and determination.”
The London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) awarded a plaque and certificate to acknowledge involvement in the London 2012 education programme.
And former medallist, Sebastian Coe, Chairman of LOCOG said: “I am proud to welcome Holy Family Catholic Primary School in to the Get Set Network.”