Olympic Gold medallist Denise Lewis to be a guest at Grantham Meres sports day

24 Sep 2000:  Denise Lewis of Great Britain in action during the Javelin Heptathlon discipline on her way to winning Gold at the Olympic Stadium on Day Nine of the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia. Photo: Mike Hewitt /Allsport
24 Sep 2000: Denise Lewis of Great Britain in action during the Javelin Heptathlon discipline on her way to winning Gold at the Olympic Stadium on Day Nine of the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia. Photo: Mike Hewitt /Allsport
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Former athlete Denise Lewis OBE, who won gold at the Sydney Olympics, will be guest of honour at a school sports day in Grantham next week.

Pupils from across the David Ross Education Trust will be competing in front of the heptathlon Gold medallist at the Summer Cup on Wednesday, July 1. Charles Read Academy and Ingoldsby Primary School will be among those competing at the event against 1,500 children and young people from more than 30 other academies at the Grantham Meres sports stadium.

Denise will be supported by over a dozen sporting stars including Gabby and Kenny Logan.

Denise Lewis said: “I can’t wait to join students from the David Ross Education Trust for their Summer Cup.

“It promises to be a fantastic day. Events like this are so important in helping to inspire the next generation of athletes to achieve their sporting potential. I’m thrilled to be part of this special event.”

Students from across the Trust have had access to high quality coaching in preparation for the Cup. They have been given masterclass sessions by a host of GB stars, including javelin star Joe Dunderdale and hurdler Andy Turner.

Wendy Marshall, Chief Executive for the David Ross Education Trust, said: “Sport is very important to the Trust and something we are very proud of.

“Not only does it help support students’ achievements in the classroom, it teaches them about winning and losing and makes them well rounded individuals.”