hannah russell lincoln minster school

Paralympic champion and world record holder Hannah Russell inspired pupils with a visit to Lincoln Minster School on Monday (10th October).

Hannah, who claimed gold in the S12 100m backstroke and 50m freestyle in Rio de Janeiro, met pupils from Year 1 to Sixth Form throughout the day and spoke of her journey to becoming an elite athlete.

Headmaster Mark Wallace said: “We were thrilled to welcome Hannah to Lincoln Minster School. It was a remarkable opportunity for our pupils to meet a Paralympic gold medalist, see her medals and speak to Hannah about her career.”

Hannah said:  “I really enjoy visiting schools and meeting the children and hopefully inspiring the next generation of Olympic and Paralympic athletes.”

Hannah’s visit comes on the back of a hugely successful ‘Women in Sport Week’ for the school which saw success in regional and county tournaments in Tennis, Hockey and Netball.

Mr Wallace continued: “We really wanted to celebrate Women in Sport Week within the school to encourage as many of our pupils as possible to get involved in sport and activity. We enjoyed a hugely successful week including winning the AEGON U15 Tennis championship. I’m sure Hannah’s visit today will help continue to inspire our pupils to strive to achieve their full potential.”