Ormiston Sandwell Community Academy

Ormiston Sandwell Community Academy

Olympian "tops the podium" at OSCA!

Students at OSCA were given the opportunity to come face to face with one of Britains top runners on Wednesday 4th January when former Olympian and World Champion Daniel Caines visited the academy.

Daniel visited the academy as part of the Sky Sports Living for Sport initiative, delivered in partnership with the Youth Sports Trust and organised by OSCA PE department, to promote the use of lifelong and interpersonal skills, not just in sport but in preparation for futures ahead.

Students in years 7 to 9 took the opportunity to listen to Daniel's journey from a potentially career ending injury to becoming one of Great Britain's top runners over 400m in assemblies, whilst PE and Sport students from years 10 and 11 participated in 'keys to success' workshops led by Daniel, who is an athlete mentor for the Sky sports scheme. Daniel also met with the academy Sports Council to offer advice and provide ideas and ways to use student voice as a tool in creating partnerships across the academy and within the local community.

The day was a huge success!