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Rugby star inspires young hopefuls in Bromsgrove
11:10am Monday 3rd March 2014 in Local
BROMSGROVE pupils were paid a visit by women's rugby union star Heather Fisher, who visited Hunters Hill Technology College to share her amazing story.
The Sky Sports Living for Sport project, delivered in partnership with the Youth Sport Trust, uses sporting stars and activities to boost confidence, change behaviours and improve life skills.
Heather Fisher had been handpicked by the Youth Sport Trust to become a mentor because of her unique personal journey, overcoming a range of challenges that include severe alopecia to achieve sporting success.
During the visit Heather Fisher shared her experiences with the group and used her story of triumph over adversity to help teachers at the college motivate the pupils to be the best they can be.
“I came away from the college feeling incredibly inspired by the commitment of the young people I met," said Heather.
"Hearing how the pupils are putting their new skills and lessons they have learned into practice is a fantastic example of how sport has the power to change lives."
While at the school, Heather ran a rugby session before giving a presentation to the whole school.
Teacher Paul Halfpenny added: “The students loved hearing Heather’s story and sharing their experiences of their project with her. Most importantly, our young people have learned first-hand that sport can teach them so much.
"Whether it is the social skills needed to be a team player or the focus and determination required to do a job well, Sky Sports Living for Sport is helping them to learn important life lessons.”
Hunter's Hill College is a school that teaches pupils with moderate learning, emotional and behavioural difficulties.