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SPECIAL GUEST: Olympic rugby player inspires pupils during visit to Northwood school

 Published on: 7th December 2021   |   By: Amy Pollard   |   Category: Uncategorized

Staff and students at Northwood College for Girls were delighted to welcome England rugby player and Olympian, Heather Fisher, onsite last month for an exciting schedule of events, designed to inspire, motivate and energise the school community.

Having overcome many difficulties in her life, including being diagnosed with alopecia and struggling with her mental health, Fisher spoke about the importance of never giving up, and finding resilience to keep going no matter what. Northwood girls were encouraged to always ‘find a way to win’ and trust in their own capacity to excel.

After the talk, Scholars and Sports Captains from Years 7 – Years 9 were invited to partake in a rugby coaching session led by Fisher; GCSE and A Level PE students then enjoyed learning about diet and nutrition theory.

Finally, the Sixth Form had the opportunity to speak with the Sports Champion in an informal Q&A, where Fisher answered questions about everything from handling anxiety in pressured situations to her experience at the 2016 Summer Olympics.

Head of Northwood College, Mrs Brown, commented: “We are extremely grateful to Heather for visiting us today. We all make a point of challenging ourselves at Northwood College, and my team and I work hard to help our girls build and develop their own resilience.

“Heather’s words of wisdom covered everything from mindfulness to digging deep to find your inner strength, whilst always appreciating your own individuality. She is a true inspiration to us all.”

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