Inspire a generation
August 10th, 2012

Olympic Fever

Along with many of you I’m sure, I’ve (Fiona) taken every opportunity this week to be glued to my TV, watching the worlds best athletes and sports people push the human body to its limits and achieve the most incredible things.

At the time of writing, I’ve just watched the men’s 800m final. The winner, David Rudisha, ran an incredible race and set a new world record in the process. But what was equally amazing to me was that every other person in that race also set a record – either a national best or a personal best. Rudisha’s record breaking speed drove those around him to also achieve their bests. The British runner, Andrew Osagie, came last in the race but not only achieved a personal best, he far exceeded the time he’d hoped he could achieve.

Only one person can be the best in the world at something but everyone can achieve personal bests and that is my hope for the young people I work with and my hope for what they will take away from these Olympic games that are happening literally on the other side of the road from where they live – that they will be inspired to be the best they can be.

We’ve been doing lots of planning this week – working out how we can create environments where young people can be encouraged to flourish and achieve their own personal bests in everything they do – as friends, as members of their families and communities as well as in the activities they take part in and their education and future careers. This is our┬ácontribution to inspiring a generation!!