An Olympic inspiration

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STUDENTS from Tibshelf Community School took inspiration for the summer’s Olympic and Paralympic Games at an event to kick off the new academic year.

The pupils attended the Equipped2Succeed at the Post Mill Centre in South Normanton where they were given advice on achieving academic success by setting goals.

They were joined by Olympic cyclist Bryan Steel, who was born in Nottingham.

Over the two days, nine teams of pupils competed in a cycle challenge by keeping the bikes going every time they had a break from talks by guest speakers.

Prizes were awarded for the teams travelling the longest distance.

Describing the event, Peter Kenworthy, who is Tibshelf Community School’s deputy headteacher, said: “I thought it was inspiring for the students how Bryan started out as a normal kid, often in trouble and showed you can do anything with the right attitude and commitment to succeed.”

The presentations were delivered in front of a panel which included Bryan Steel and Tibshelf’s headteacher Martin Lloyd.

Awards were made for Teamwork, Most Creative Presentation and Planning and Management as well overall awards being handed out for the winning three teams. They were given their gold, silver and bronze medals by Bryan.