Olympian offers words of wisdom to St John Bosco Arts College students






Former track and field athlete and four-time Olympian, Christine Ohuruogu MBE, joined St John Bosco Arts College at the Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral for its annual awards celebration. The Olympic gold medallist addressed the packed cathedral, sharing an inspiring speech with students. Christine said: “People always ask me what my secret to success is and the answer is there is no secret recipe to success. Hard work, focus and discipline are what helped me flourish in my career. “If I could give you three pieces of advice it would be to back yourself, always be your own strongest advocate. If you have a strong belief in yourself and what you can achieve, you can give yourself the best possible opportunities.” Christine Ohuruogu MBE is Britain’s most successful female athlete. She won the 400m at the 2008 Olympic Games, 2007 and 2013 World Championship and 2006 Commonwealth Games. Christine was keen to share her experiences as a successful female in the sporting industry with the next generation. The event celebrated the achievements of pupils across the school. Key Stage 4 students accepted subject prizes and Key Stage 3 pupils received recognition for their hard work and commitment. Some students also received school trophies for their outstanding achievements, dedication and commitment to St John Bosco Arts College. Darren Gidman, headteacher at St John Bosco Arts College, said: “Our school community is built on nurturing and celebrating the dreams and talents of our students, in the spirit of St John Bosco. “As another year ends, it is an opportunity to reflect on a fantastic year at St John Bosco. There have been so many outstanding achievements, and each one deserves recognition. The awards celebration is our chance to come together and share in each other’s success.”