Here at Leamore, we have been incredibly lucky today. We have had a very special visitor in school… Mark Lewis-Francis, the olympic gold medallist!
We started the day with a celebratory assembly, for which Miss Francis and Mrs Bradley had decorated the hall- thank you! Miss Thomas introduced Mark and he told us a little bit about himself:
Following this, we were shown a clip of Mark in action at the 2004 olympics in Athens, Greece, where he won his gold medal for the 4x100m relay race!
The children (and adults) were then invited to ask any questions that they had for Mark. Everyone was very thoughtful and asked some brilliant questions… Mr Dwyer had the pressures of school life in mind when he asked Mark for some advice for the pupils…
Miss Thomas then revealed the reason we needed pom-poms for today! We were learning a special Leamore cheerleading routine for sports relief! The children were so well behaved and eager to learn this!
Mark then joined each class throughout the day to hold workshops for the children. They had the opportunity to take part in a circuit activity led by Mark himself AND got to see and hold his gold medal. We feel very privileged that he joined us today.
Here are the winners from each class. They were presented with a special medal and got to have their photograph taken with Mark!
Thank you Mark Lewis-Francis, we loved having you at our school today!