Rion Pierre inspired children and staff on a visit at Emsworth Primary School as he told the story of his life leading to his athletic achievements as a GB sprinter. As a youngster, Pierre was a good footballer and was signed by Chelsea – before changing sport and discovering his talent as a sprinter.
The children were amazed by his medal achievements and wanted to know what it was like to run against Usain Bolt. Pierre talked about the importance of perseverance and resilience in his career and then challenged some of the children and staff to a race.
The event also helped to raise money for new sports equipment for the school.