Today we had two special visitors: Nile and Joanna Wilson. What an August the Wilson family had: Nile became the first British athlete to medal in the high horizontal bar and Joanna got her A level results as she touched down on her return from Rio and has secured a place at Cambridge University to read science! Both are former Farfield students and they are the ultimate embodiments of a ‘Growth Mindset’. They both spoke with the children in an assembly and then toured the school for photos and a feel of the medal. Not quite every class got a chance to hold the medal, but if they did everyone commented on how heavy it is. If any children missed out, they need to perhaps win one of their own! We hope that they will both be inspirations to our children!
The photo of the hands needs a little explanation: back in 2003 there was some wet cement in Nile’s garden. His dad suggested taking hand prints of the 7 year old Nile and 5 year old Joanna. He asked what he should write alongside. Nile replied:: Olympic Gymnast”. Follow your dreams.