Elliott tours Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island was thrilled to host Olympic weightlifter Kiana Elliott recently as she embarked on a mission to promote a healthy and active lifestyle among the island’s youth. The Australian athlete, a representative at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, visited three schools on the island, inspiring students with her dedication, discipline, and enthusiasm for fitness.

Elliott’s tour began at Penneshaw Campus, where she was greeted by an eager assembly of students and staff. She delivered an engaging talk about her journey to becoming an Olympian, highlighting the importance of setting goals and staying active. Elliott emphasized that success in sports and life comes from hard work and perseverance.

Elliott’s next stop was the Parndana Campus, where she continued to advocate for physical fitness and wellness. Here, she introduced students to the fundamentals of weightlifting, demonstrating proper form and safety measures. The hands-on workshop allowed students to try their hand at lifting under Elliott’s careful supervision, fostering a sense of excitement and confidence in their abilities.

The final leg of Elliott’s tour took her to the Kingscote Campus, where she was welcomed with open arms by students and teachers alike. In addition to her motivational presentation, Elliott took time to answer questions.

We continue to be thankful for the time and effort our ambassadors give us in visiting schools all over the state and in their promotion of the Premier’s be active Challenge.

Some student thoughts:

‘This term we were lucky enough to have Olympic weightlifter, Kiana Elliott, come and visit Penneshaw Campus.

She came and told us about her life journey leading up to the Tokyo Olympics in weightlifting. She also gave demonstrations of how to lift a barbell. Even though the power went out, she was still able to keep us all engaged. It was a great opportunity for everyone at Penneshaw, athlete or not, to learn that there’s ups and downs leading to success and if you put in hard work and effort you will achieve. It was an amazing experience for everyone to listen to Kiana Elliott’s story.’

Taylah and Penny 7/8 Class

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