Inspirational visit of Olympic star was the icing on the cake

Duncan Goodhew visits the children,staff and parents at St Mary's Catholic Primary School,Bicester.'120711M-A013
Duncan Goodhew visits the children,staff and parents at St Mary's Catholic Primary School,Bicester.'120711M-A013
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FORMER Olympic swimmer Duncan Goodhew had a starring role in a week of Olympic activities at St Mary’s Catholic Primary School in Bicester.

Mr Goodhew, who won a gold medal for the 100m breastroke in the 1980 Olympic Games, paid an inspiring visit to the school on Wednesday.

He did an assembly with the children, who also had a chance to see his Olympic torch and gold medal.

Then the children made a line round the school and a replica torch was passed round.

School administrator Noeline Winter told the Review: “It was tremendously exciting for the school.

“It was just the icing on the cake having Duncan Goodhew here.”

On Thursday, the school held a very special sports day – the St Mary’s Olympics.

Mrs Winter said: “It’s been a superb week and it’s stayed dry for all our events.

“We’ve been blessed.”