Athlete shows off her medals to pupils

By Lucy Todman | Whitchurch | School events | Published:

Pupils at a north Shropshire school welcomed an Paralympic athlete this week as part of their sports programme.

Archer Danielle Brown MBE holding her gold medals from Beijing and London, with pupils, during her visit at Whitchurch Junior Academy, Whitchurch..

Gold Paralympic medallist archer Danielle Brown MBE spent the morning at Whitchurch Junior Academy on Tuesday.

Each child participated in a circuit training workshop, where they got to work alongside Danielle, improving their technique and trying out a range of different keep-fit activities.

Alongside this, Danielle delivered an assembly to the whole school, where she shared her success story, what motivated her to take up the sport of Archery and the challenges that she faced as an athlete.

Chris Jones – Physical Education Lead said: "The children took away many inspiring messages from her assembly, particularly that we can succeed and that we can only be the best of ourselves if we believe in our potential.

"We hope that Danielle’s visit today has inspired our pupils to try out Archery – a sport unfamiliar with so many.

"We are going to purchase archery equipment, where the children will be invited during the summer term to take part in an Archery club. Our aim is to increase levels of participation, improve fitness and promote the love of fitness and sport."

Danielle has competed in the Paralympic Games winning gold medals in Beijing and London and has also won medals shooting in the able bodied category including the Commonwealth Games. The 30-year-old is also a motivational speaker, mental coach and author.

Lucy Todman

By Lucy Todman

Senior reporter for the Shropshire Star and Shrewsbury Chronicle based in Shrewsbury.


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