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Sporting stars inspire Orchard students

Published on 13/10/15

High profile sporting figures visited Orchard School Bristol this week to inspire students about the value of sport. 

High profile sporting figures visited Orchard School Bristol this week to inspire students about the value of sport. 

Olympic triple jumper Vernon Samuels, Welsh professional footballer Christian Roberts and former South Africa rugby player Thinus Delport spent the day with Orchard's PE department as part of national project, Sky Sports Living for Sport

The initiative, as part of Sky Academy, is made up of multi-week and one-day sports projects with schools throughout the UK and Ireland.
 
Founded on the belief that sport has the power to transform young people’s lives, the project aims to help youngsters build practical skills and self-confidence.
 
Working with the Youth Sport Trust, Sky Sports Living for Sport links teachers and their students with a dedicated team of over 90 world-class athlete mentors.
 
Following their visit, which involved discussions on leadership, the sports stars sang Orchard School's praises on their Twitter accounts. 
 
Vernon Samuels, who is from Bristol, tweeted: "Worked with a bunch of really cool, bright and enthusiastic young people keen to be involved the programme @OrchardSchoolPE @SkySportsLFS."
 
Christian Roberts, who played for Bristol City Football Club for three seasons, also spoke highly of the students, referring to them as a "great group". 
 

Photo courtesy of Christian Roberts' Twitter