To promote the importance of physical activity throughout life and inspire young people to pursue their dreams, former Team GB Olympic gymnast, Beth Tweddle has sent a short video message to pupils. In addition to sending the message, she also posted a signed copy of her autobiography, Becoming an Olympian, to the pupils.

The encounter emerged when Arthur Dickins, in year 3, made a model of a gym in his home. His mother then shared some pictures of the model gym on her social media, where Beth Tweddle was so impressed with Arthur’s arts and crafts skills, she commented on the images, asking whether he was a budding gymnast himself.

Arthur’s mum then followed up with Beth, asking the athlete if she would mind sending a short message to the pupils at Framlingham College Prep School to advocate the importance of physical activity from a young age, which Beth Tweddle happily did.

The video was published on the College’s social media pages, thanking Beth Tweddle for taking a personal interest in the Prep School pupils, to which the Olympian replied too. Beth Tweddle is the first female gymnast from Great Britain to win a medal at the European and World Championships as well as at the Olympic Games, where she won Bronze in the uneven bars event at London 2012.

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