Gymnast Steve bids to inspire Newbattle students

Gymnast Steve Frew spent the day with pupils from Newbattle Community High recently, regaling the young people with stories of his personal journey to overcome personal issues and achieve sporting success.

The visit was part of a prize won by former pupil Conor Fitzpatrick who was named UK Sky Sports Living for Sport Student of the Year 2010.

Mr Frew visited Newbattle Community High in his role as Athlete Mentor for Sky Sports Living for Sport, spending time with some 80 pupils and sharing his own experiences of overcoming difficulty to excel in gymnastics, explaining how the fundamental lessons a young person learns through sport can help them grow in other areas of their lives.

He said: “After working with Conor and his fellow pupils, I was so pleased to be asked back to Newbattle to inspire groups of young people to use sport to improve their lives.”

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