Dame Dr Katherine Grainger PhD sporting pedigree is of the highest order and is the first British lady to win medals at five consecutive Olympic games.
Her visit to the nursery gave children the opportunity to see firsthand one of the most prized possessions in sport, an Olympic Gold Medal.
Commenting on the visit she said;
“I came to Beverley as my big sister’s son goes to the nursery here. I knew it was there sports day and I wanted to partly come and see him and to be part of their sports day.”
“One of my favourite things since becoming an Olympian is to see children of all ages taking part in different sporting events.”
When asked what the children have made of her visit and seeing an Olympic Medal she said;
“The children have had many photos with the medal, passed it around, probably dropped it a few times. They are so young they may not understand the Olympic Games.”
“It’s nice, the medal is big solid chuck on metal that they understand they know they if they win races they can win medals.”
During the event Katherine got actively involved taking part in a couple of races though was unable to add to her collection of Olympic medals as children crossed the line ahead of her.
Katherine, whose sport is rowing won, her first Medal in Sydney back in 2000 a run that was to continue as she returned home with medals representing Team GB from Athens, Beijing, London and Rio.