Paralympian Lauren Steadman unveils Banstead Prep School sports pavilion
PUBLISHED: 10:23 17 October 2019 | UPDATED: 10:23 17 October 2019
Children, staff and parents at Banstead Prep School were thrilled to welcome Paralympian Lauren Steadman this week for the official unveiling of their new sports pavilion
The opening celebrations saw the children test out their new facilities and hear from Lauren about her triumphs at the Rio 2016 Summer Paralympics.
As part of the day's events, Lauren met with children from across the school and explained her background, being born with a disability but with a constant determination to achieve her goals. She passed around her silver Paralympic medal - won in the triathlon in 2016 - much to the excitement of the children. They had lots of questions for her, keen to hear about everything from the start of her interest in sport to taking on new challenges like performing on Strictly Come Dancing.
Lauren said of the visit: "It was lovely to see how excited the children were - that's what's it's all about."
Banstead Prep School Headteacher Vicky Ellis said of the celebrations: "Sport is a huge part of Banstead Prep school life. We are delighted to be able to further enhance our excellent sports facilities for the future by investing in the Sports Pavilion. I can't wait to finally see it in use by our children and visiting teams."
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