Sky Sports’ Louis Smith inspires City of Ely Community College pupils
- Sports masterclasses
- Fri 21st Sep '12
Louis Smith, London 2012 Olympic silver medal winning gymnast and Sky Sports Scholar, met with pupils from City of Ely Community College at Huntingdon Gymnastic Club this week.
Louis met the pupils from City of Ely Community College on behalf of Sky Sports Living for Sport. Meeting students who recently took part in the school’s Sky Sports Living for Sport project, Louis heard about how the initiative had helped the students to develop life skills and overcome challenges by harnessing the power of sport.
Louis is one of 11 athletes on Sky Sports Scholarships, a scheme which supports some of Britain and Ireland's successful athletes to help them fulfil their potential on the international stage and prepare them for life in the spotlight.
Commenting on his forthcoming visit Louis said:
“I shared my story of sporting success with the students and showed them where life can take them if they are committed and dedicated.”
Pupils from City of Ely Community College were selected by their teacher to take part Sky Sports Living for Sport and under the guidance of their Sky Sports Living for Sport Athlete Mentor they are learning new skills both on and off the playing field to improve their lives.