“Nothing is too small to know and nothing is too big to attempt” as quoted by Charlotte Hartley, who joined us recently to work with our Year 10 pupils on an initiative titled ‘Get Exam Fit’.  Charlotte, a former England and GB Hockey International player is now ‘giving back to sport’ and works for the Youth Sport Trust.

Charlotte’s defining moment in her career was being one of the youngest players selected to represent England in the 2006 Commonwealth Games where the team won Bronze on penalty flicks.  The following year, Charlotte won Gold at the Junior Olympics as a member of the Great Britain Youth team. Other International tournaments that Charlotte has participated in include the Junior World Cup & the KT Cup.

Charlotte now works as an Athlete Mentor to inspire and motivate today’s youth into following their dreams. She believes that if you want your life to be a magnificent story, then you need to realise you are the author and every day you have the opportunity to write a new page.

The programme ‘Get Exam Fit’ is designed to inspire pupils to achieve and aspire through sport and forms part of a two-year initiative that QEGS has committed to.  Get Exam Fit is a package of support designed to help pupils build confidence, manage their physical and emotional wellbeing and to achieve their potential in school examinations.  A number of pupils were identified by Head of Year, Mr Hindle, as likely to find this of benefit while preparing for their GCSE’s and also in helping them to develop their ability to deal with the stress of exam season.

Our Year 10 pupils thoroughly enjoyed their morning with Charlotte, they found the session fun, interesting and motivational.