Ready, Set, Rion!

Rion Pierre, who has represented Great Britain at the European Championships, has inspired pupils at The Folkestone Primary Academy with a special visit.

Rion, who has competed in a range of track events, led youngsters around a circuit and encouraged them to exercise more by showing them how to do star jumps, squats, push-ups and ski jumps. The 27-year-old – who was previously a Chelsea youth player before being stabbed – spoke about his career and his diet, as well as having to overcome a number of challenges.

Academy senior leader Emily Opstad said: “This was a thoroughly enjoyable experience. The pupils really engaged with the morning’s circuit activities and listened to the inspiring story Rion told in the assembly.”

The Hawkinge Gazette are also talking about it!

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