Dame Mary Peters pictured with children at
Seymour Hill Primary during her visit to the school.
THERE was a special visitor to Seymour Hill
Primary School recently when staff and pupils welcomed Dame Mary
Peters to the school as part of their Comenius Project.
Pupils in the Year 7 class had written a
letter to the former Olympic Gold Medallist before Christmas
inviting her to visit the school and talk with the children
about her past and present career as an athlete.
This is the third and final year of a
Comenius project, which involves Seymour Hill working closely
with schools from Denmark, the Czech Republic and Spain.
The project has concentrated on traditional
games and sports. healthy lifestyles and this year, local sports
people from the respective countries so it was quite a coup for
the local pupils to welcome a sporting legend to their school.
During her visit Mary visited each class,
showing the children her gold medal from the Olympic Games in
1972. She then showed the children a short film clip of the 1972
Olympic Games, before the children had a chance to ask her
questions that they had prepared.
Having Mary visit the school brought a sense of reality to
the Comenius Project which the pupils of Seymour Hill Primary
School can now share with their partner schools across Europe.