Scotland’s very own Commonwealth Gold Medallist, Steve Frew is visiting Park Mains High School Thursday 6th of October. Steve first made Scottish history back in 2002 during the Commonwealth Games in Manchester. Steve finally achieved his childhood dream by winning the gold for the men's rings event.
Steve is now part of ‘Sky Sports Living for Sport’ initiative where he is known as one of the renowned athlete mentors. This initiative is open to UK & Ireland secondary schools that use sports stars and skills learnt through sport to build confidence and develop life skills. ‘Sky Sports Living for Sport’ sends Athlete Mentors to schools to teach students about the Six Keys to Success. These are the top six life-skills athletes identified as enabling them to achieve success in sport. These Six skills are: Mental toughness, Hunger to achieve, People Skills, Sports and life knowledge, Breaking barriers and Planning for success. Steve plans to use his previous years of expertise to help continue and develop students’ lives through sport.
Steve’s initial visit to Park Mains High School he will meet with the Renfrew & Erskine Active Schools team and the PE department. Throughout the visit Steve will work with the School Sport Committee that is made up of our Sports Leaders, RSSE pupils and our talented young athletes. They will create a project that incorporates the Six Keys to Success. Steve will re-visit the school to launch the project along with the Sports Committee.