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Team GB star turns teacher for special PE lesson for Stoke Park School pupils

SteveGreat Britain’s top pole vault athlete leapt on to campus in May to deliver a master class in athletics to a group of school children from Stoke Park School.

Olympic medal hopeful Steve Lewis led a 45 minute PE lesson for the group of sporty Coventry youngsters at the Westwood track and field athletics track last Thursday (May 17).

The Stoke-on-Trent athlete spoke to the children about the sport of pole vault, fielding various Olympic-related questions, before giving them pointers on the optimum way of warming up and running.

Lewis was selected for Team GB four years ago at the Beijing Olympic Games but failed to make the final of the Pole Vault.

Despite the set-back the 25-year-old has high hopes for London 2012 after putting in a string of good performances over the last three years.

In 2010 he won Silver at the Commonwealth Games in Delhi, India, with a jump of 5.65 metres while earlier this year he jumped 5.70 metres at the World Indoor Championships, in Turkey, equalling the height of the bronze medal winning jump in Beijing.

School group