Triple London 2012 paralympic gold medallist Sophie Christiansen back at All Saints School to present awardBy Jennie Slevin
January 15, 2013
Paralympic gold medallist Sophie Christiansen returned to her primary school to present a new sports award.
The equestrian champion, who was born two months premature with cerebral palsy, visited children at All Saints Church of England Primary to present the Sophie Christiansen Award for Sporting Endeavour.
Deputy head teacher, Jacqui Kearney said: “It was a very proud moment for All Saints children, as past pupil Sophie came in to present two awards which were created by the school in her honour.
“She presented two very surprised children, Charlie Streich and Jeanie Botha, with certificates and medals in addition to special glass trophies.”
The new award will be presented to the budding sports stars who have either excelled or shown commitment to their sport, at the end of each term.
Sophie, 25, was given an OBE for services to equestrianism in the Queen’s New Year’s honours.
Jacqui said: “We were very lucky that Sophie made the time to come into school and showed the children her three fantastic gold medals from the 2012 Paralympics. She is a true inspiration and role model for all our children.”