Andrew – A True Olympian!

Pupils and staff enjoyed a visit from 5000m Rio Olympian Andrew Butchart today.  A variety of pupils asked Andrew lots of interesting questions about his running career and Olympic experience.  The Olympian proved inspirational with his answers.  P1-3 pupils participated in an Olympic warm-up led by Andrew and P4-7 challenged the Olympic athlete to some Clarkston Olympic Events of the splits, a front flip, the hula hoop challenge and keepie uppie.  The competition from our pupils proved too strong for Andrew who had to admit defeat and present his fellow competitors with Clarkston Olympic Gold Medals.  Pupils raised the roof off the school by singing a personalised song  to motivate him to win his future running events.  Andrew was a super sport and finished off the day by sharing his winning tips with the members of the running club during a lunchtime training session.  Thanks to Mrs Craig for organising the event and, of course, to Andrew Butchart for a memorable day.  It’s not every day an Olympian visits Clarkston!!!

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