Nicola tells pupils about Games legacy
Pupils gained an insight into the life of an elite-level athlete when Team GB women's hockey star and Olympic bronze medallist Nicola White visited their school.
Nicola, who signed for Leicester Ladies Hockey Club in the summer, visited Uppingham Community College, to take part in a school assembly and share her inspirational Olympic story.
Following assembly, Nicola led a hockey masterclass for a small group of students.
College principal Jan Turner said: "We have a strong tradition of excellent hockey at the college, and both boys and girls make up the majority of the Rutland hockey teams.
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"The college is honoured that such an inspirational athlete agreed to visit.
"She is a fantastic role model for our young people."
Gaynor Nash, regional co-ordinator for 2012 Legacy for Children and Young People, said: "The women's hockey bronze medal was GB's first for 20 years, so hockey fans were delighted to see Nicola and her medal.
"She is proving a fine ambassador for her sport."
Nicola said: "This is the start of our Olympic legacy and, as an athlete, it is fantastic for me to be able to see all the hard work that goes on locally."