Thursday, 22 September 2011

Dame Kelly Holmes Opens Fitness Suite at Edgbaston High School

Double gold Olympic medallist and sports personality, Dame Kelly Holmes DBE, inspired girls to ‘go for gold’ at a special sports conference for school girls at Edgbaston High School on Wednesday 21 September.

Before giving her keynote speech Dame Kelly Holmes officially opened the School’s new ‘Holmes Fitness Suite, a new addition to EHS’ facilities, following a multi-million pound development that was completed earlier this year.

Dr Ruth Weeks, headmistress at Edgbaston High School for Girls, said: “We were delighted to welcome Dame Kelly Holmes to open our fitness suite and to address delegates at the Girls Go Gold conference. The day served as a celebration of the successes of our young sportswomen and I am thrilled that an inspiring role model such as Dame Kelly Holmes was able to lend her support and encouragement to our next generation of athletes.”

The national Girls Go Gold conference is an annual event organised by members of the Girls’ Schools Association (‘GSA’). Baroness Sue Campbell, Chair of UK Sport, opened this year’s Girls Go Gold conference, with Dame Kelly Holmes DBE providing the keynote speech. Additional break-out sessions on sports psychology, sports physiology, a day in the life of an elite performer, the Olympic Games and sports nutrition were led by specialists in their field from the University of Birmingham and Kelloggs.

The school’s recent development programme also included improvements to the School’s facade and Reception area as well as creating a new Sixth Form Centre, an extended library and several new classrooms and ICT suites.

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