London 2012 medallist delights Chichester pupils with visit

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OLYMPIC hockey bronze medallist Alex Danson passed on her wealth of sporting experience to pupils of the

Chichester High School for Boys as part of the Sky Sports living for sport project.

The 27-year-old is a mentor for the project and proved a big hit as her enthusiasm for her sport and

inspiring others to follow her is infectious.

She was involved with four classes during the day, which included a masterclass with Year 7s, a question-and-answer session and some hockey tips with the sixth-form hockey team (pictured).

There was a chance for the pupils to have their pictures taken with the bronze medal Danson won with her GB tram at the London Games.

Danson said: “I have been really busy since the Olympics as a mentor and am travelling all over. Chichester is a lovely city and I have enjoyed my visits. This project is just brilliant and I really enjoy going into the schools and inspiring young people.”

Head of PE Neil Zanger said: “To have a high-profile athlete here can only inspire. It is brilliant Alex is spending some of her valuable time talking to students and helping them realise they can achieve a dream.”