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Commonwealth Games medalists visit Oakfield Academy

Oakfield Academy welcomed Superschools athletes on Friday 30th January.

Visitors included Julian Golley (Triple jump Gold – Commonwealth games), Jazmine Sawyers (Long jump Silver – Commonwealth games 2014) rising stars Jay Lelliot (Swimmer) and Grace Davies Redmond (Heptathlete)

The whole school had the chance to meet and have a photo taken with the athletes as well as an opportunity to get their autographs. Pupils also took part in a fitness circuit and were given a banana and cake by event sponsors Fyffes and Pastier.

Jazmine Sawyers also led two inspirational assemblies, outlining her ambitions as a youngster and how she “believed and achieved”! Jazmine also mentioned that she is currently studying law alongside her busy training schedule!

Pupils had a great time by all accounts and the school looks forward to following the progress of the athletes in the coming years.

Peter Fowler, Head of PE said, “A big thank you to parents and pupils who have done a fantastic job of raising money. Medals for top fundraisers and a ‘Grand Total’ to follow in the coming weeks once all sponsorship forms have been collected.”