Laleham Gap school in Ramsgate is busy finding your way through a call from an England Olympic team member and table tennis star Sam Walker.
Sam will probably be along at the school for the best for the day on Tuesday, June 19.
The school, which this past year welcomed Paralympic gold medallist Ross Wilson, won the visit from a competition organised by Table Tennis England. Teacher and Laleham Gap table tennis coach Paul Ursell said: “It is wonderful for the pupils to talk with and benefit from this kind of great player and it’s also lovely for those great work perform you will come to Laleham Gap to remain recognised in this way.”
At just 23 Sam contains a glittering CV, having won national championships in any way levels and representing Britain on the Olympics. They’re currently ranked third in England and is particularly inside the world’s top 100. He’s got won team silver and bronze on the last two Commonwealth Games including a bronze at the World Team Championships in 2016.?In June 2016, he was called nearly the Team GB ping pong squad to your Rio Olympic Games.? He featured from the team competition, sealing a 3-2 victory over France inside first round?before GB were knocked out by China within the quarter-finals.
Although Sam originates from Worksop, like a fulltime athlete he needs live and play in Germany, so it introduced a long time to find a gap as part of his schedule. Indeed he flies ?on the UK the previous day to experiment with for the school. Sam is pleased to work your energy to inspire the next generation.
He said: “Playing ping pong has given me the opportunity to travel the globe and experience some fantastic moments representing my country. The whole thing started for me after i was a student in school and helping inspire the next generation of pupils to get fun playing sport and exercising is really important to me. I’m really getting excited about meeting everyone within the school.”
On the morning at Laleham Gap Sam might be extremely busy. He’ll do assemblies inside primary and secondary, give demos and tips in a number of PE lessons, play all comers at lunchtime, pose for photos and sign autographs, consult with the press, play up against the school robot and maybe even show several teachers how it is really done.
Mr Ursell added: ” I can even play a few rallies with him. In reality after it he might feel bigger worked as hard as a possible Olympic training session. Even so it all will be to inspire the kids to prevent picking this along with other sports.”