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Team GB medallist Alex Danson visits New Addington school

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A LONDON 2012 bronze medallist passed on some tips to pupils during a visit to New Addington last week.

Alex Danson, part of the GB women's hockey team, dropped into Applegarth School on Thursday, November 29.

Ms Danson, who was the joint leading goal-scorer at the London Olympics, led the school's assembly before treating two classes of children to a hockey masterclass.

Ms Danson, who has earned 183 international caps, said: "I had such a wonderful reception at Applegarth. I really enjoyed meeting everyone and hopefully inspired some children to take up hockey or another sport they enjoy.

"I was so impressed with the hockey skills of Year Two. They listened so carefully and had so much enthusiasm and brilliant questions, especially about the Olympic Games."

Meanwhile, the school has applied to become the estate's first academy.

On Monday, governors passed a resolution to submit an application to become an academy sponsored by the Striving Together for Excellence in Partnership (STEP) Academy Trust.

Team GB medallist Alex Danson visits New Addington school


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