Bobsled Olympian wows Kitebrook pupils

2018 Winter Olympian Toby Olubi took time out of his bobsleigh training to visit Kitebrook pupils. Earlier this year Toby competed in the 23rd Winter Olympic Games held in PyeongChang, South Korea, as Brakeman for the Great British Bobsleigh team.

Spending the morning with the whole school, Toby used Kitebrook’s newly-opened multi-purpose hall to hold an inspirational assembly, sharing his challenges and achievements along with his aims and ambitions for his sporting career.

Arranged through Inspired Through Sport, Olubi’s visit is in association with other British athletes who appear in schools to help fund expensive training, travel and nutrition costs. In conjunction with talking to the pupils, there is an emphasis on fitness, healthy eating and growth mindset - something which is particularly akin to Kitebrook’s ideology.

The children were especially enamoured with all of the special bobsleigh equipment Toby had to showcase and really enjoyed reenacting the skills of collaboration and teamwork that is involved when participating at such a high level of sport.

“We had an amazing day with an inspirational Olympian” said Senior Master Mr Hughes, “he is a fantastic role model for our pupils and related very well to all age groups; his visit was also a great opportunity for each child to set individual activity goals which work in conjunction with our Growth Mindset Skills”.

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