Last weekend, RHS played host to U14 hockey teams from 16 GDST schools for a trust tournament. There were so many girls, games were played across Bath in a competition that lasted for 3 days! The 260 girls in attendance were also lucky to welcome Alex Danson, part of the Gold Medal winning GB Hockey team at Rio last summer. She spent time coaching the teams during the day on Saturday and then spoke to the girls as a whole group in the evening. She spoke about the importance of hard work and her own journey. There were 260 very awe-inspired girls who queued up for photos and autographs at the end of her talk!
After Alex had spoken with the girls attending the GDST Hockey Tournament, she stayed longer to give another talk to more of our students and parents. Alex is a truly inspirational speaker and talked at length about her own journey to success as well as her experiences of Rio 2016, and the incredible achievements she made with her Gold Medal winning team this summer.
Our audience in the Memorial Hall Theatre was treated to video clips and photos from the Olympics and even got to see the coveted Gold Medal! There was a long queue at the end of the evening, for the girls and their parents to speak with Alex individually. Photos were taken and autographs were signed both for the students and their parents!
A wonderful evening was had by all, and we wish Alex all the best and hope to welcome her back again one day.