Bootle College students visited by silver medalist Paralympian

Beth Munro with Hugh Baird College A-level students and former tutor Rachel Reeves.

Submitted by Ben Davis

Physical education students were visited by a former student who won a silver medal at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.

Beth Munro was a student at Hugh Baird College and recently visited A-level students to talk about her experience, hard work and commitment required for the competition.

Beth from Litherland, Merseyside was spotted by Disability Sport Wales and she was invited to attend training sessions where she started taekwondo in 2019, and won her silver medal in the sport this year.

She spoke to students at Bootle College, Merseyside, about the mental toughness and resilience needed to succeed at the highest level.

Beth said, “It was amazing meeting the current cohort of students and catching up with my tutors. I have fond memories of being a student at the South Sefton campus and it was a pleasure to return.

“I spoke to the students about understanding psychology and how your mind works because it helps you through intense training and allows you to perform at the highest level.

“Having a positive mental state gives you an extra boost when competing. “

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Her former tutor Rachel Reeves welcomed her back to college and said how proud she was of everything Beth had accomplished.

Rachel said, “Beth is an example to all of us that if you have a dream and commit to it, you can make it come true.

“We are very proud of his success and look forward to welcoming him back with a Paris 2024 medal!”

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