Lisa McGinley, a P7 pupil at Girvan Primary School, was recently selected as a finalist, out of 25000 entries, in the UK wide Inspire Aspire programme. Inspired by the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, the aim is character development in young people. Lisa reflected on the key Olympic values of excellence, friendship and respect and wrote about her strengths and challenges.
Lisa was presented with her award by Olympic gold medallist, Katherine Grainger and Sir Craig Reedie, at the City Chambers in Glasgow. She commented, ‘I enjoyed writing about my goals and finding out about Ellie Simmonds. The City Chambers was lovely and it was great to meet an Olympic winner.’