Sport Relief week

As part of a weeks’ worth of Sport Relief activities and events, UVHS had a visit from a professional athlete. Stephanie Inglis competed for Scotland in the women’s 57 kg event at the 2014 Commonwealth Games where she won a silver medal in Judoka.

This was a fantastic experience for the pupils to hear Stephaine’s story and understand what it takes to become a professional athlete. The pupils listened to a presentation where Stephanie explained her training schedule, event history and how she overcame a tragic motorbike accident. The pupils were keen with questions gained an insight into her sporting life, then the hard work really began as Stephanie put the pupils through their paces in her training circuit. As a reward for their efforts pupils got to take pictures with her silver commonwealth medal, finished off with a signed poster.