On the last week of Term 3 we were lucky enough to have 2 special guests some and visit us at school.
The first was Anna Meares who is an Olympic Cyclist. She is the best performed Australia womens cyclist we have ever had. She spoke to us about her success as a cyclist and what made her want to become a professional athlete. Most importantly she gave us some very strong and positive messages about growth mindset. She explained the importance of persistence and to have a strong mind with never giving up.
Two students from our class were chosen to ask Anna some questions. Check it out below.
Our second special guest was a man named Daniel Kirk.
He was an SANFL Footballer who suffered a permanent injury to his ankle whilst playing football. It never completed healed which meant he had to give up football due to the pain. Over the last year he has been training very hard in discus and is hoping to make the 2020 para-olympic team. He has already achieved some amazing results and is well on his way with achieving this goal.
He showed us the special shoes he now has to wear and other pieces of equipment that support him. He also explained to us the importance of never giving up and to always try to look at the positive side of things. Unfortunately life doesn’t always go to plan, but the key is to be strong minded and make the best out of any situation. He is a huge inspiration to us all and we wish him well with his dream to represent Australia in the next Para-Olympics.