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Olympic hockey Gold Medallist puts Harpenden pupils through their paces

PUBLISHED: 11:00 09 March 2019

Olympic Gold Medallist Shona McCallin visited The Lea Primary School in Harpenden. Picture: The Lea Primary School

Olympic Gold Medallist Shona McCallin visited The Lea Primary School in Harpenden. Picture: The Lea Primary School

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An Olympic gold medallist visited primary school pupils in Harpenden to promote hockey and physical activity.

Olympic Gold Medallist Shona McCallin visited The Lea Primary School in Harpenden. Picture: The Lea Primary SchoolOlympic Gold Medallist Shona McCallin visited The Lea Primary School in Harpenden. Picture: The Lea Primary School

Hockey champion Shona McCallin, who won a Gold Medal in the Rio Olympics in 2016, visited pupils at The Lea Primary School on Thursday, February 28.

Shona told pupils about her Olympic journey in a whole school assembly, explaining what it takes to be an Olympian and a full time athlete, and showing them her Gold Medal.

Olympic Gold Medallist Shona McCallin visited The Lea Primary School in Harpenden. Picture: The Lea Primary SchoolOlympic Gold Medallist Shona McCallin visited The Lea Primary School in Harpenden. Picture: The Lea Primary School

Afterwards she led Year 6 pupils in a coaching session. Year 6 pupil Ramneek said: “It was really amazing to meet an Olympic champion who had a gold medal! Her story was really inspiring.”

Josh said: “It was so inspiring to meet a top sports person who is actually a full time athlete and has been to the Olympics! Her skills were so slick!”

Olympic Gold Medallist Shona McCallin visited The Lea Primary School in Harpenden. Picture: The Lea Primary SchoolOlympic Gold Medallist Shona McCallin visited The Lea Primary School in Harpenden. Picture: The Lea Primary School

Finally, Benjamin said: “It was so cool. I really enjoyed the skills session. She helped me master a skill really well.”

Olympic Gold Medallist Shona McCallin visited The Lea Primary School in Harpenden. Picture: The Lea Primary SchoolOlympic Gold Medallist Shona McCallin visited The Lea Primary School in Harpenden. Picture: The Lea Primary School

Olympic Gold Medallist Shona McCallin visited The Lea Primary School in Harpenden. Picture: The Lea Primary SchoolOlympic Gold Medallist Shona McCallin visited The Lea Primary School in Harpenden. Picture: The Lea Primary School

Olympic Gold Medallist Shona McCallin visited The Lea Primary School in Harpenden. Picture: The Lea Primary SchoolOlympic Gold Medallist Shona McCallin visited The Lea Primary School in Harpenden. Picture: The Lea Primary School

Olympic Gold Medallist Shona McCallin visited The Lea Primary School in Harpenden. Picture: The Lea Primary SchoolOlympic Gold Medallist Shona McCallin visited The Lea Primary School in Harpenden. Picture: The Lea Primary School

Olympic Gold Medallist Shona McCallin visited The Lea Primary School in Harpenden. Picture: The Lea Primary SchoolOlympic Gold Medallist Shona McCallin visited The Lea Primary School in Harpenden. Picture: The Lea Primary School

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