Duncan hosted an inspirational assembly at both schools where he gave pupils an opportunity to see his Olympic gold medal and the torch he carried ahead of London 2012.
“I’m absolutely thrilled to have visited St Andrews Benn and St Anne’s schools this week and met the staff, parents and the pupils. I’m encouraged that the Premier Sport team are working in partnership with both schools to create future Olympic stars,” said Duncan.
Duncan is a founding ambassador of Premier Sport and has supported the company for over a decade. Commenting on his role with the company, Duncan comments: “Premier Sport is coordinating and supporting a team over 700 highly trained, qualified Activity Professionals across the country. This initiative will provide children with a higher quality PE, sport and physical activity.”
Abi Huggins, Headteacher at St Andrew's Benn Church of England Primary School, said: "Premier Sport are a very professional and dedicated company that are passionate about improving the quality for sport and activity in schools and for every child. They work effectively with staff and the planning and assessment is an excellent resource for everybody. They recently organised a visit from Duncan Goodhew which was inspiring for the children (and staff) and he is a great ambassador for the company and their ethos and values. He worked really well with the children and showed them the value of working hard and achieving. I am sure that the messages he gave are something that many of them will reflect on many times."
Matt Ewer, Physical Activity and Sport Coordinator for Premier Sport in Rugby and Nuneaton, said: “Duncan’s visit to St Andrews Benn and St Anne’s primary last week provided pupils and staff with great inspiration. The Olympic gold medallist gave an assembly and Q&A session in both schools highlighting the importance of finding what you’re good at, working hard to achieve your goals and making yourself feel good. His message was received with great excitement by pupils and teachers alike.”