Road to Rio

Road to Rio!

Here at South Wilford we have been lucky to take part in an exciting programme called The Road to Rio!!!! For this, the school has been assigned their own local athlete and who we are now following all the way to Rio.

Our athlete is paralympian James Crisp.

James has been competing for Great Britain for 18 years. His international debut was aged 14 at the 1997 European Championships and he has never looked back since. Now one of the most experienced Paralympians in the para-swimming world, he has won 6 silver and 3 gold medals.


Olympic fever washed over South Wilford when James visited with his fellow athlete Mark Briggs. The children spent various times throughout the day getting to know our new found friends through Question and Answer session. Some lucky people even got to try on his medals!! WOW!!

We are very excited for his next visit...