Alistair extols virtues of ‘Living for Sport’

Alistair McKean with some of the youngsters who took part in the event
Alistair McKean with some of the youngsters who took part in the event

A FORMER world champion rower and Paralympic bronze medallist has spent the day with pupils from Bishop Bell.

Alistair McKean spoke about his journey to overcome personal issues and achieve sporting success.

The sportsman visited Bishop Bell in his role as athlete mentor for Sky Sports’ and the Youth Sports Trust’s initiative called Living for Sport, which is aimed at 11 to 16-year-olds.

The free online initiative delivered in partnership with the Youth Sport Trust designed to encourage pupils to develop and apply life skills learned through participating in sport, such as confidence, respect, and a sense of achievement, helping them to believe in themselves and their ability to achieve their goals.

Alistair McKean said, “Getting to see the skills the young people at Bishop Bell School have learned through taking part in Sky Sports Living for Sport is such a buzz for me. It is a real testament to how sport can help a person overcome any barrier to achievement in life, whether physical or mental.

Any schools wanting to learn more about the Living for Sport initiative should visit the website http://livingforsport.skysports.com/