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St Edward's Catholic Academy

St Edward's Catholic Academy

Visit by Olympian - Marcus Ellis

On 23rd January we welcomed Marcus Ellis, Bronze Medal Winner at Rio to our Academy.

Through our work with Premier Sports we were very fortunate to be visited by a Bronze Medal winner from Rio today. Marcus Ellis, is a British badminton player. He was the Men's Doubles champion in the 2016 English National Badminton Championships .

Together with Chris Langridge he won the Bronze Medal in the Men's Doubles at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. Marcus was accompainied by James Jennison of Premier Sports and togther they led an assembly for all the children.

Trying out the Bronze Medal!

They were fascinated by his story and a group of KS2 pupils were then given the opportunity to interview him further. It was a great experience for all our pupils, hopefully inspiring athletes and Olympian of the future.