Barton Student Meets Royalty and an Olympian


Emily with The Duke and Duchess
Emily with Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge – Credit: SportsAid

Current first year student and promising Diver Emily Martin met with Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, William and Kate, and double Olympic champion Lizzie Yarnold on 22nd March 2018. The event allowed The Duchess to meet young athletes like Emily who are supported by SportsAid, the charity The Duchess is a patron of.

The former Hounsdown School pupil met The Duke and Duchess inside the Copper Box Arena, in the Olympic Park, after Lizzie Yarnold had taken part in a session teaching Emily and her fellow young athletes how to tell their story to a wider audience using the media.

Emily Martin and Lizzie Yarnold
Emily Martin with Olympian Lizzie Yarnold – Credit: SportsAid

The Barton Peveril Diver

Emily, speaking after the event, said:

“It was amazing to meet royalty. I am lucky enough to have been part of SportsAid, to participate in this event.”

Emily was praised for her success in Diving by one of her teachers, Alix Christopher, who said:

“Emily is a hugely focused student who manages her studies and her sporting commitments extremely well. Her mature approach to both means she is excelling in her college work and her diving. I have no doubt we will be seeing Emily representing Great Britain in the future.”

Emily has recently competed in the Kuala Lumpur and Singapore Grand Prix, at the start of what promises to be a very exciting future in sport.

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