Runner Laviai Nielsen visits Forest

Runner Laviai Nielsen visited Forest on Tuesday 27 September to mark SportsAid Week.

The runner, who last year became the 400m European Junior Champion, spoke to pupils about what inspired her to run at a professional level.

Selected as one of the faces for the Team GB kit launch, Laviai narrowly missed out on a spot in the Olympic Team GB, however speaking to pupils, she explained it had only motivated her to continue with the sport.

SportsAid encourages schools, universities, sports clubs and individuals to raise money to support the next generation of British sport stars.

During the week, pupils took part in a series of events including charity sport matches, cake sales and a Zumba class.