GB Olympian Tom Daley meets aspiring young diver from East London’s Bobby Moore Academy
A student from the brand new secondary school has picked up some tips from an Olympic medallist.
An ambitious young diver from East London’s Bobby Moore Academy, part of the David Ross Education Trust, was delighted to meet Team GB Diver Tom Daley during an after school training session at the London Aquatics Centre.
Brogan McIntosh, a Year 7 student at the brand new academy, spoke to the sporting icon about her passion for diving and how she aspires to become a top Olympic athlete.
11-year-old Brogan is an avid member of Dive London Aquatics Club, which helps to develop divers to a high performance level, allowing them to compete on par with Team GB Olympians. The talented athlete was one of 2,500 divers top make the top 7 within the club. As a result, Brogan has now been fast tracked to train in elite diving through a competitive programme, designed for those with the ambition and ability to make it to the top.
Not only does Brogan excel in professional diving, but she has also developed her sporting skills in other areas. The top-performing athlete was crowned the London Trampoline Champion last year, and currently holds the title of Tang Soo Do European Karate Champion. She was also selected to compete at the 2017 London Youth Games in swimming, athletics and badminton.
Brogan said: “It was so amazing to meet Tom Daley, he is such a great role model for me. It was really great to talk to him, as he has motivated me to keep pushing myself further to develop my diving skills.
“I am so grateful to be a student at Bobby Moore Academy. There are not a lot of people that can say they have met a Team GB Olympian just outside of their school gates!”
Olympic medallist, Tom Daley, recently took home Gold in the 10m platform event at the FINA World Championships held in Budapast. He currently runs a Learn to Dive programme at the London Aquatics Centre, which is designed for all ages and abilities wanting to take up the sport.
The state of the art Bobby Moore Academy, set in the heart of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, opened its doors for the very first time in September 2017. The school currently caters for 125 Year 7 students, and will eventually educate 1,560 students over two inspiring academy sites.
As well as the outstanding purpose-build facilities situated within the school itself, the academy’s incredible location means that students are able to benefit from a wide range of sporting opportunities within the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, including use of the London Marathon Community Track and the London Aquatics Centre.
As part of the David Ross Education Trust, Bobby Moore Academy is committed to offering students a wide range of fantastic learning experiences through the Trust’s pioneering enrichment programme. Through these exciting and varied opportunities, students are encourages to discover new things, develop their passions and explore their talents.
Stuart Burns, Principal at Bobby Moore Academy, said: “As part of the David Ross Education Trust, our students will benefit from some incredible and inspirational opportunities to help transform their education.
“These opportunities, combined with our strong academic ethos and incredible location within the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, will encourage every child to achieve the very highest levels in everything they do.
“Although Brogan has only been with the academy for a short time, it is clear to see that she is an incredibly talented athlete and I am confident that she will benefit from the incredible sporting opportunities on offer at Bobby Moore Academy.”
Bobby Moore Academy will be hosting a Reception and Year 6 Open Evening from 4.00pm – 7.00pm on Tuesday 3rd October. Guests will be able to speak with staff from various departments, as well as taking an exclusive tour of the fantastic facilities on offer. Please visit Bobby Moore Academy’s website for more information.