On Tuesday 13th November, Olympic Bronze medallist, hockey star, Chloe Rogers, visited Kingsbury High School as part of the NHS Brent, 2012 Legacy Programme.
Chloe offered advice and tips for students during both a hockey workshop and a question and answer session where the England Hockey Team player engaged with the students on a range of topics from life in the Olympic village to the good luck rituals of athletes.
14 year-old, Yarlini Thiruchelvam said “I found the workshop really enjoyable. Meeting Chloe was a great experience; she gave us advice on how to improve our skills and controlling nerves before a game. Overall, the workshop was definitely inspiring, and meeting Chloe was a great opportunity.”
Kingsbury High School is the first school in Brent to benefit from the 2012 Legacy Programme launched in September 2012 which aims to inspire a new generation of young athletes.
Chloe said, “It was a real pleasure to meet some of the students at Kingsbury High school and get to view their hockey skills. Hopefully the Summer Olympics in London has inspired some of them to try out and participate in new sports or to keep progressing in their activities and strive to achieve new levels. They all looked to be having fun and enjoying themselves whilst playing hockey and that is one of the key reasons for playing sport also keeping them fit and healthy at the same time. It’s great to come to a school that offers hockey at such a young age. The teachers have been coaching them really well.”
[text by Camille; Photography by Steve Foster]