8 January 2015Beth joins Millom School's celebration of achievement
Millom School in Salthouse Road held its presentations evening on Wednesday, awarding young people who have excelled in their studies, impressed in local sport and committed themselves to volunteer work.
Beth was the special guest at the awards ceremony and met prize winners, telling them about her dedication to training and her journey to Olympic stardom.
An audience of around 400 clapped and cheered as one by one youngsters went on stage in the Alexandra Hall to collect their awards, certificates and trophies.
Ian Smith, executive headteacher of Millom School, said the night was the perfect opportunity to celebrate the successes at the school over the past 12 months.
Mr Smith said: “It was a magnificent celebration of all that’s good about Millom School and the community it serves.
“I was especially delighted that Beth Tweddle was able to be with us to share her inspirational story.”
Subject, merit and sports awards were handed out to current and leaving pupils, with the evening recognising the year’s strong academic performance, pupils’ charity work and many exciting school trips.
Beth was visiting Millom to give a gymnastics masterclass at Millom Recreation Centre to 30 pupils from Millom School and its sister school, St Benedict’s Catholic High School, in Whitehaven.
Beth, who won three World Artistic Gymnastic Championships gold medals in her glittering career, has visited Millom on three previous occasions, after initially responding to a tweet from Millom Recreation Centre.
The 29-year-old posed for photos with fans and signed autographs before the ceremony got under way.