Children from St. John’s Primary School, Wellington, met British Olympic Bobsledder Toby Olubi when he visited the school on Friday 23rd March. Toby competed in the four-man bobsleigh event at the Winter Olympics in Pyeong Chan, South Korea, last month.
He talked to the children about what it takes to become an Olympian and about his experiences at the recent Winter Olympic Games. Each class then got the opportunity to practise the bobsleigh.
Mrs S Gage, Year 4 teacher and Sports Co-ordinator at St John’s, said, “All the children thoroughly enjoyed Toby’s visit and we hope he has inspired the next generation of Olympic athletes.”
A former supply teacher, Toby won a bobsleigh Silver Medal at the World Cup in Whistler, USA, in November 2017 and funded his own Olympic training by appearing on game shows such as The Cube and Deal or No Deal.