Pupils enjoy inspiring visit from Olympic hopeful

Olympic hopeful Holly Archer paid a special visit to her former primary school to inspire pupils and promote the importance of sport.

Fresh from her recent silver medal in the 1500m European Indoor Championships, Holly visited Kedington Primary Academy, on Friday (March 26).

Holly said she was delighted to return to her former primary school – and the village where she lived until the age of 18.

Holly, who also went to Samuel Ward Academy, in Haverhill, said: “I have such great memories of Kedington Primary Academy and I am delighted to come back and meet pupils and staff. I gave them some advice about the importance of any sport and how it can help with teamwork and confidence and how if you truly have a dream, you should go for it.

“Now more than ever, it is so important that young people take part in a sport or some health and fitness activity.”

Ellie Jolland, PE subject leader at the primary school, said: “We were delighted when Holly agreed to come and visit the pupils. It was so inspiring hearing how she has already achieved so much – and I know the pupils got a buzz from seeing her European Indoor Championship medal.

“We would like to thank Holly for visiting the school and we will all be cheering her on as she aims for the Olympics.”

Following her European triumph, Holly is now hoping for a place in this year’s Olympics in Tokyo which starts on 23rd July.

Pictured above, left to right, are Lewis Plummer, Teya Pratt, Ryan Quick and Hollie Quinney with Holly Archer.

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