Paralympian David Smith visits Oaklands Infant SchoolBy Jennie Slevin
November 30, 2012
Children from Oaklands Infant School were treated to a visit from one of this summer’s London 2012 heroes.
Paralympic gold medallist David Smith, who trained in Binfield and Ascot, spoke to the five to six-year-olds, about how hard work really does pay off.
After the assembly, the champion rower went from class to class at the Butler Road school letting the children pass around his gold medal on Friday.
David won his medal at Eton Dorney in the mixed cox fours.
Headteacher Julie Sheppard said: “They were all really surprised by how heavy the medal was, they’re only young and it’s about 500g.
“He came in wearing his Team GB jacket told them how important it is to work hard and listen to their teachers.”