Olympic champion Duncan Goodhew treats Fenland pupils to PE lesson

PUBLISHED: 09:57 11 June 2010 | UPDATED: 17:01 14 June 2010

Duncan Goodhew, ambassador Premier Sport, visit to Kingsfield School, Chatteris

Duncan Goodhew, ambassador Premier Sport, visit to Kingsfield School, Chatteris

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OLYMPIC champion Duncan Goodhew put pupils to the test in a PE lesson.

Duncan Goodhew, ambassador Premier Sport, visit to Kingsfield School, Chatteris

Mr Goodhew, who scooped gold in the 100m breaststroke at the 1980 Olympics, took part in sports lessons at Kingsfield Primary School in Chatteris.

He also gave the pupils a motivational talk on how he became a top class athlete and showed off the famous Olympic torch.

The 53 year old said: “Developing a healthy interest in sport and exercise can play a crucial part in the future wellbeing of our children. I am delighted to be visiting both school and meeting the children.”

The former Olympian visited the Fenland schools as part of his role as an ambassador for Premier Sport, a children’s sports coaching company which organises PE lessons and after school clubs at both primaries.Maddie Spriggs, from Premier Sport, said that Mr Goodhew is a “very inspirational man”.

She added: “Our clubs at the schools are very popular and many of the children have a keen interest in sport.”

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