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Bourne Westfield pupils inspired by Olympian Christine’s visit

Olympic silver medalist 2012 Christine Ohuruogu visiting Bourne Westfield Academy EMN-150216-145821009
Olympic silver medalist 2012 Christine Ohuruogu visiting Bourne Westfield Academy EMN-150216-145821009

Children at Bourne Westfield were wowed on Friday last week by a visit from British Olympic and Commonwealth Champion Christine Ohuruogu MBE.

Christine’s visit was to present the school with its certificate for winning the primary school category in the Internet Matters Song Competition for Schools.

Christine talked to the children about the impact of cyber-bullying and using the internet safely. Following an inspirational assembly, during which children sang their award winning song, Christine spent time in some of the classrooms, talking to children about her sporting journey.

The children were very excited to meet Christine and ask her questions.

Year 3 pupil Tristan Ng, asked Christine how fast she could run. As Christine didn’t know the answer Tristan calculated the speed using her World Champion 400m time and proudly presented his findings to Christine. She was amazed to find out she could run 8.1m per second.

She even kept his calculations to show her coach!

Year 5 pupil, Max Leeton, asked Christine how often she needed to have new trainers. To his amazement she replied she has a new pair at least every month but has a different pair for each type of activity.

Rachel Huggins from Internet Matters accompanied Christine during her visit and said: “Bourne Westfield’s entry into our competition tackles the issue of cyber-bullying in an insightful way – involving the whole school.”

Christine added: “Bourne Westfield is a lovely school and all the children were so well mannered.”


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