Rio Hopefuls Inspire Sydney Primary Students

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Student First Aid - Rio Hopefuls Inspire Sydney Primary Students

The Olympics came to Forestville Public School as 600 Sydney students were inspired by the stories of three Olympians bound for Rio.

The Australian Olympic Committee launched its Olympic education program for the Rio Games, with 2016 Chef de Mission and Sydney 2000 Olympian, Kitty Chiller and London 2012 Olympians, Nicola Zagame and Jo Bridgen-Jones.

Sprint paddler Jo Bridgen-Jones, who is attempting to make her second Games, said it was an incredibly rewarding experience to share her Olympic story with students.

“They were all excited to hear about what happens at the Olympics and what it was like to walk out with the team at the Opening Ceremony,” Bridgen-Jones said.

As part of the education program, teachers around the country will have free access to a multitude of educational activities all aimed at encouraging young Australians to participate in sport and showcasing Olympians as community role models.