We had an exciting start to our week at ISCAT with a surprise visit from the current European Champion of K1 water slalom, Vit Prindis. After winning a silver medal in the World Championships in La Seu D’Urgell last week, Vit took time out of his busy schedule to come and speak to our Primary students about the ups and downs of being a professional athlete.
The children and staff were fascinated to hear about some of the challenges he has faced and how he has overcome them. Whilst Vit has been competing at the highest International level for many years, he has also managed to achieve a Masters degree in Biomedical Engineering and begin a PhD.
This was a wonderful opportunity for the children to ask questions and get a real look inside the commitment required to be successful. Vit also kindly allowed all of the children to have a close look at his latest silver medal from the 2019 World Championships.
Our primary students are now writing about their own dreams and the challenges that they may face in the future in the hope of being awarded a signed photograph from Vit. The competition is on!
We thank him for his time and would like to welcome him back to ISCAT at anytime in the future!