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Students meet World Champion and Athlete Jenna Downing. - 03/08/2018

Students from University of Chester Academy Northwich (UCAN) were joined by over 500 pupils from across local primary schools to meet with the World Champion and British Athlete, Jenna Downing.

Jenna Downing is none other than the 2008 LG Action Sports World Champion, 10x British Champion and is also a X-Games Silver medallist for Inline Skating 

Jenna is a National Athlete Mentor and has competed in rollerblading events since the age of 8 years old and has amassed a lifetime of awards competing across the globe in televised and major international events.Jenna was also one of four young people in the country to be nominated for the Nickelodeon Inspirational Young Person Award in 2012 and was winner of the UKRA Legacy Award.

Over 500 pupils from Lostock Gralam Primary School, Wincham Community Primary School, Rudheath Primary Academy and Witton Church Walk Primary School were given the opportunity to listen to the world champion athlete and ask questions about her life and career. Year 7 students from Academy were also given the honour to have lunch with Jenna and talk about her life and work.

Richard Russel, PE Teacher at UCAN said: “Jenna’s story about how hard work, resilience and dedication led her to become a world champion is inspirational. If you are willing to dream big then anything is possible. This is a fantastic message to our students”

Emily Ollier, Year 7 student said: “Jenna’s story was inspirational!”