Oakhyrst pupils meet Dame Kelly Holmes at Caterham’s new Super Charge Sports Centre – Tuesday 27th February 2024

Dame Kelly Holmes with students

On Tuesday 27th February Oakhyrst Grange School was invited to Caterham school for the opening of their new super charge Sports Centre. I took 6 students (Hartley B, Jacob S, Milan P, Scarlett K, Millie T and Vivienne L) down to take part in an athletics morning trying out new sports equipment. They were split into teams with 4 other schools and rotated round the sports hall trying out lots of activities. Whilst in the midst of all this we had a special guest arrive to greet the children and it was the fabulous Dame Kelly Holmes the two-time Olympic champion.

She walked around watching and talking to the children about all kinds of sport. After they had rotated and finished they sat down and did a 15-minute Q&A with Dame Kelly and got to hear all the incredible stories she had to tell. It was a fantastic morning of sport and a true honour to be in such a presence of a sporting icon.

Miss Georgie Lomax, Games Teacher