Inspiring lessons for students

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TRIATHLETE Charlotte Roach visited March’s Neale-Wade Community College to inspire the students with her courage and determination.

Charlotte is lucky to be alive after being hit by a car while cycling near Loughborough University a year ago.

The Olympic hopeful visited the Neale-Wade as a Wells Sports Foundation Sporting Ambassador to promote the benefits of sport to young people.

The visit was part of the Foundation’s Athletes 4 Schools scheme.

Charlotte is a great role model to young people and enjoys giving her time back to grassroots through her role as an Ambassador.

She was involved in activities with the students leading a practical session involving training methods and techniques.

She also conducted a session explaining her experiences of what it takes to be an elite athlete and how physical activity benefits all round development.

Charlotte is gradually getting back to full competitive fitness after the accident and is following her dream to become a top triathlete.  

Charlotte said: “Although I am not currently up to full fitness, I know that my experiences can really motivate these kids and give them a real insight into the highs and lows of sport and how it can make us even more determined to succeed.

“I have been so lucky to receive support from the Wells Sports Foundation and getting the chance to give back to such a worthy and valuable scheme is so rewarding.

“Sport is my life and inspiring children to get active is really satisfying.”