Robert received one of his first tastes of success this week, when Olympic Gold medallist Jason Gardener visited his school to talk to the children about sport.
When he came home from school that evening, Robert told his mum “Today I beat an Olympic medallist in a race!” – which confused us greatly until we found out that Gardener had been in the school. We were even more surprised to find out Robert featured in the local paper – photographic proof below – and by the looks of the last image, he wasn’t fibbing!
My wife thinks Gardener might have ‘let’ the kids win, but I refuse to believe that an Olympian would be so relaxed about losing :D
According to the paper (my main source of details on the event, since the school barely mentioned it to us!), Gardener was visiting the school as part of his role as a Youth Sport Trust Ambassador – and by all accounts he made a real impression on the youngsters. He even let them touch his medals!
Good on you, Mr Gardener – let’s hope you’ve inspired a school-full of future Olympians!
(All photos below are the property of ‘Get Reading’, and presumably they hold the copyrights too)