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Posted on July 16th 2021
Year 7 Make Banners to Support Tokyo Competitor Andrea, Year 11
These banners were created by students in Year 7, to show their support for Year 11 student Andrea Spendolini-Sirieix, who has been selected for the GB diving team at the Tokyo Olympics.
They are so excited for Andrea, and really wanted to show her that they are proud of her achievements and inspired by her ambition.
Andrea, 16 (pictured), who finished her GCSEs this year, will compete in the 10m platform event, having already gained her first senior individual European medal this year and been named BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year.
"Reaching the Tokyo Olympics is a massive accomplishment for Andrea,” says the Vice Principal Lyndsay Harris. “It’s such testament to her continued commitment, resilience and positive attitude towards her goals in diving, whilst maintaining her excellent academic record.”
Andrea is very grateful for the support her school has given her. "My school, the staff and students have continued to be by my side and have helped me to be the best student I could be,” she says.
Andrea was talent-spotted several years ago by Crystal Palace Diving Club. “I was a gymnast and so quite flexible and strong, and I started doing well at diving, so I stopped my gymnastics and swimming and just focused on diving, and my love for it just grew,” says Andrea.
Now Andrea’s dream of competing in the Olympics has come true and all the students and staff at her school will be cheering her on!
Andrea (pictured) will compete in the 10m platform diving event.