Lydiard Park Academy welcomed double Olympic medalist and world champion Nick Gillingham MBE to its annual sports presentation evening held at the De Vere Village Hotel.
The Great Britain swimmer showed off his medals and gave a motivational speech bases around his experience of representing his country for 13 years at European, Commonwealth and World Championships, as well as threeOlympic games.
He urged students to follow in his footsteps and telling them: “Failure is just the body’s way of telling you that you need to work harder.”
Pictured: Nick with Lydiard Park Academy students ready to receive trophies and medals at the sports evening. Photo: Richard Wintle www.calyxpix.com