Barnby Road Academy were very fortunate to receive a visit from Olympic Gold Medallist Shona Mccallin on Wednesday 8th January 2020. Shona has represented the GB women’s hockey team for a number of years and was part of the team that won gold at the Rio Olympics in 2016. She spoke to the children about her career and achievements to date and surprised them with the information that it all began at Newark Hockey club. The children were blown away by the visit and were amazed when she brought out her Gold medal to show them.
Some of the children were fortunate to have seen Shona play when the school took 26 Year six children to the Lee Valley hockey centre to watch the GB women & men qualify for the Tokyo Olympics in November 2019. The school hopes this inspires the children to be the best they can be and set aspirational goals in their own futures. We wish Shona and her team mates all the best in their quest for Olympic glory this year in Tokyo.