InterHigh ambassador Colin Jackson represented Team GB and Wales at major championships throughout a 17-year career in athletics. He dominated the 110 metre hurdles, setting a world record which stood for 12 years, winning numerous medals including two world championships, four European titles and two commonwealth golds. In his first task as InterHigh school ambassador, Mr Jackson officially opened our new exam centre. Below is his speech, which touches upon the parallels that can be drawn between sport and education.
“When you prepare for any major championships your preparation has always got to be key. And when you’ve prepared well, when you’ve learned from good teachers, the delivery of performance or sign in and sitting there at the desk and be ready to deliver what you know you can deliver can make a huge, huge difference and this is one of the reasons why I’m really so proud to be an ambassador here today for this particular education cause, because I think we need to value every single element of human beings and young people and I mean every single….