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Olympic Ambassador – Kayla Imrie

On Wednesday, 24 June the Year 9 and 10 girls had the honour of having Kayla Imrie come and talk with us. Kayla Imrie is a 29-year-old kayaker from Wellington.

Throughout this presentation with her we all expressed that we felt sport and staying active was important to us, seeming as we use it in our everyday lives.

She spoke about how becoming the successful role model in the sporting industry was not always easy; in fact, she had many setbacks. Kayla has only been kayaking for 12 years and in those 12 years has done so many incredible things from being an inspiration to young wāhine all over New Zealand and even going to the Rio Olympics!

My fellow year 10 girls and I learnt more in-depth about the difference between men and women’s sport, whether that be the money they make or just the attention certain teams get.

Unfortunately, due to COVID-19 she isn’t able to go to the Tokyo Olympics this year but we are incredibly grateful to have had such a strong and successful woman in our school to inspire us.

Nga mini, Kayla.

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