Olympic star inspires pupils

Olympic gymnast Craig Heap with pupils from Sir John Thursby Community College

Olympic gymnast Craig Heap with pupils from Sir John Thursby Community College

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Olympic gymnast Craig Heap paid a visit to a Burnley secondary school where he helped inspire pupils to achieve their goals.

Craig spoke to young people at Sir John Thursby Community College in Eastern Avenue as part of a mentor scheme to help with careers advice. Headteacher Mr David Burton said: “It was great to welcome Craig to Sir John Thursby. He captivated a lecture theatre full of students and inspired them to achieve. We believe every child can achieve and Craig has certainly helped the students to believe that too. Craig was flying off to China the very next day so it is good for students to be aware that if you work hard and get a good job then you might be able to travel as part of your job as well.”