Olympic medallist visits Kingsbury High School

Team GB hockey star Chloe Rogers ran a special workshop

Students in Kingsbury picked up useful skills after an Olympic medallist paid them a special visit.

Team GB hockey star Chloe Rogers visited youngsters at Kinsgbury High School in Princes Avenue.

The bronze medallist ran a special hockey workshop and shared some secrets from the Olympic village to the lucky students.

Student Yarlini Thiruchelvam, 14, said: “Meeting Chloe was a great experience; she gave us advice on how to improve our skills and controlling nerves before a game.”

The hockey star, who also plays for England, gave pupils sporting tips and explained some of the good luck rituals of the Olympic athletes who dazzled our screens this summer during the visit.

The visit formed part of the NHS Brent legacy programme which was launched in September and aims to inspire a new generation of athletes.

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Kingsbury High School is the first in Brent to benefit from the programme.

Ms Rogers added: “It was a real pleasure to meet some of the students at Kingsbury High and get to view their hockey skills.

“Hopefully the Summer Olympics in London has inspired some of them to try out news sports.

“It’s great to come to a school that offers hockey at such a young age. The teachers have been coaching them really well.”