Daley Thompson sprints into Kent College

Kent College | 2 Jul 2018 | Featured Story | ISC Icon
The Junior and Senior School children at Kent College Canterbury had the very special honour of meeting the British former decathlete, Mr Daley Thompson, CBE last week.
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The Junior and Senior School children at Kent College had the very special honour of meeting the British former decathlete, Mr Daley Thompson, CBE last week.

Daley Thompson has won the decathlon gold medal at the Olympic Games in 1980 and 1984, and broke the world record for the event four times. He is considered by many to be one of the greatest decathletes of all time, so who better than him to put budding KC athletes through their paces on the track and field. At the Junior School, students practiced each of the 10 disciplines of the Decathlon while Daley gave them some advice. He particularly enjoyed the pole vault and discus training sessions and could not resist joining in.

At the Senior School, Mr Thompson met with the entire school community and in an interview session, he explained to them how he had overcome many challenges to become the best in his field for over 10 years. Students were able to ask him numerous questions about his career highlights, competing in the Olympics and his training regime. He inspired many young athletes in the audience with his anecdotes about his life in athletics.

 

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The Senior School takes children from the age of 11 to 18. It is predominantly day but with a strong and fully integrated boarding community. Offering the IB and A Levels in the Sixth Form the school has a very strong academic track record. Virtually all students go onto their first choice universities. Boarding is offered throughout and with London only 50 minutes away, Kent College is able to offer a rural alternative. Bespoke timetabling is key with students being catered for on an individual basis.

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