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Friday, 5 February 2016

Olympic swimmer Jo Jackson comes to school

On Monday, Olympic Bronze medalist Jo Jackson came to school. We all had fun doing a sponsored circuit. We all took part in an exciting fitness circuit and we had to do things like star jumps, push ups and spotted dog for 1 minute each. We had lots of fun! 

Then in the afternoon, we had a chance to speak to Jo as she presented a special assembly. 

We had a chance to speak to her and ask her questions. She told us how she began her swimming career and what inspired her. She swam in her first Olympic Games in Athens aged just 17. She has since broken a world record, become Britain’s most successful female swimmer and represented her country at 3 Olympic Games.

If she hadn't taken up swimming Joanne says she would have liked to be a teacher. Her advice would be to “enjoy the little things in life, for one day you will look back and realise they were the big things”.

We also got the chance to see and speak to  Dominick Cunningham and he showed us some cool gymnastic moves like the back flip and walking on his hands. It was really cool!

Dominick is a GB Gymnast as is currently training hard for the Rio Olympics. Dominick's specialism is the floor but he has won a lot of medals across all of the gymnastics disciplines.

Dominick's career highlight to date was at the Australian Youth Olympics where he won 2 Gold.