On Monday 7th October, GB athlete, Anyika Onoura visited Coulsdon College to deliver a series of workshops to 40 Sports Science students, followed by a Question and Answer session to students from across the student body.
The Commonwealth Games Silver medallist ran a master-class, instructing students on warm up techniques and inspiring them to achieve more in their sport.
Ben Chambers, the College Sports Maker organised this event in conjunction with Sport for All, as part of the legacy from the London Olympics. Ben explains ‘my role is all about focussing on inspiring students to not just get involved in sport, but also to develop a sense of belief in themselves, no matter what they are having a go at.’
Ben coordinates a comprehensive sports Activities Programme at Coulsdon and is particularly interested in inspiring students, who currently do little to no sport at all. With Anyika coming to Coulsdon to share her experience at the top of elite sport, Ben is hopeful she can inspire a generation of students to reap the benefits of being involved in regular sports participation.
Jo Wood, BTEC sports student was enthusiastic about this practical element of his course ‘it was great having Anyika here. Some of the fitness work was quite hard for me personally, but it was helpful for me to learn about better quality fitness training and fitness testing.’