Elite Athlete Visit - Peter Bol

Last Friday we were lucky enough to have 800m runner Peter Bol visit the school and talk to the Grade 3-6 students. Peter is a Sudanese refugee who came to Australia when he was 6 years old.

He began running in his mid-teens when he was asked to “fill in” at an athletics meeting. A decade later he ran for Australia in the 800m at the Rio Olympics.

Peter also recently graduated with a Degree in Construction Management. His presentation key message was “resilience and perseverance”. It was great to hear from such a driven person who told us that the goal setting and resilience work we do at school is what has made him successful in his life.  The students had lots of questions and were very engaged with what Peter spoke about.