Olympic medalist Cassie Patten becomes sports ambassador for the Roseland
AN OLYMPIC medalist has given top advice to pupils from Roseland Community College.
Cassie Patten, from Cardinham, won bronze in the 10km open-water swim at Beijing in 2008.
She gave pupils from the Roseland Community College advice and talked through her Olympic experience, all before signing up to be the sports ambassador for Tregony.
Roseland Community College teacher Sharon Bright said: “Meeting such a successful athlete from Cornwall was really motivating to all the students who found the day a great experience.”
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Pupils are taking part in the Sky Sports Living for Sport programme, which is a free secondary schools initiative that uses sport stars and sport skills to boost confidence, change behaviours, increase attainment and improve life skills.
Cassie also ran a practical training session and gave advice on training specific to the student's sports. After which the students worked on their own targets to improve their individual skills.