World Championship Athlete visits Daventry’s Falconers Hill Academy

Pupils at Daventy’s Falconer’s Hill Academy, part of the David Ross Education Trust, were delighted to welcome World Championship 400m hurdles athlete, Meghan Beesley, for an afternoon of challenging sporting activity.

The pupils took part in a range of circuit activities, where they attempted to complete as many leg drives, push-ups and star jumps as they could within a 4-minute timeframe. Meghan also led an inspirational assembly, where she shared her athletic journey and discussed the characteristics and mindset that helped her to succeed.

Rose Petruso, Deputy Headteacher at Falconer’s Hill Academy, said: “The children thoroughly enjoyed the day. They were all very excited to meet a famous athlete.”

Meghan’s assembly focused on ambition and drive, as she explained to pupils how she flourished through her determination. She also explained how important healthy eating was to her success and wellbeing.

Matthew Reetz, Executive Headteacher at Falconer’s Hill Academy, said: “Perseverance and resilience are key characteristics that we teach our pupils.

“This was a wonderful opportunity for our pupils to hear first hand from such a skilled athlete. They learnt a lot about the dedication needed to reach their goals.”


As part of the David Ross Education Trust, Falconer’s Hill Academy has welcomed a number of talented athletes to help pupils explore their passions and discover their talents.

These incredible experiences have been made possible through the Trust’s pioneering enrichment programme, which aims to motivate and encourage young people to show what sport means to them.