GSA ‘Girls go Gold’ Conference
Mrs Ferrol and Miss Richards accompanied 14 of our GCSE PE students and elite athletes to the fourth GSA Girls Go Gold! conference which was held at Merchant Taylor`s Girls School in Crosby.
Beth Tweddle addresses the conference
Girls took part in a bootcamp activity, a Sports Psychology lecture, a practical dance session and a lesson on how to produce homemade sports drinks. In addition they saw a beating heart via ultrasound and listened to the amazing Dr Greg Whyte, himself a former Modern Pentathlon Olympian, and now a lecturer at Liverpool John Moores University and MD with a Harley Street practice. Dr Whyte gave us insight into the limits of physical endurance and described his exploits for Comic and Sports Relief, assisting and accompanying celebrities such as David Walliams, Eddie Izzard, John Bishop, Gary Barlow and Cheryl Cole in their various sporting challenges.
Live Heart Ultrasound Scan
The day was opened and closed by the truly inspirational Beth Tweddle, Olympic bronze medal winner in London 2012 and it was encouraging for our students to hear how a pupil at Queen`s, Chester had gone on to achieve her sporting goals, through both adversity and triumph.
We also heard the recent successes of Jamie Burdekin, a Paralympic tennis player and world champion, and Abby Fitzpatrick, an England football hopeful who found athletics by chance and is currently World Under 23 champion at 400m hurdles.
Mrs M Ferrol, Head of PE