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An Unforgettable Lesson in Sports & Fitness with Jessica
In January we launched the first edition of our Vitality
magazine which offered members the chance to win a 'once in a
lifetime experience' with Jessica Ennis, our Vitality Ambassador.
On the 18th April, pupils from Wilmslow High School in Macclesfield
and surrounding primary schools were treated to a special day with
the gold medal-winning Heptathlon star.
An activity-filled day was in store for Jessica as she
participated in a number of Q&A sessions with pupils throughout
the school. She even received a hero's welcome upon entering
Alongside bringing her own Olympic medal for staff and pupils to
see, Jessica also gave out awards for the winners of the Primary
School Gymnastics, and the day culminated with A Level students
presenting her with a thank-you gift for visiting.
An unforgettable day was had by all, while Jessica was equally
enthused by the visit: "I had a fantastic time meeting so many
pupils. They had some great questions and it was good to get
involved in their PE lessons outside on the sports field. I enjoyed
going along to the gymnastics and giving out the medals."
Q&A from competition winner Rosie Harris, Partnership
Development Manager to PE Consultant/Director of Embrace
Was there anything you
learned from Jessica's time at the school?
Jess taught me that calmness is a great quality to have and
something I need to improve upon!
What inspires you about
Her sheer determination and passion for her sport.
Did you or the school do
anything special to tie in with last year's
I was lucky enough to be chosen as a Games Maker, as was my son.
I was based at the Aquatics Centre and part of the Event Services
Team (EVS).It was the most amazing experience. I really can't put
that time into words, it was just so brilliant. I met so many
fabulous people, and I just loved being there soaking up the
What does being healthy mean
I love physical activity and sport, and I try to pass on this
passion to others through my daily life and my job. I love that
feeling of exhaustion after an activity.
Why do you think it's
important for students to get active?
There are so many reasons but the obvious one is that sport can
and will make you fit, and therefore, happy. I think
that's why Jess is such a happy person and I admire her for
everything she represents.
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