On Wednesday 5 May 2021, both Year 9 and 10 students had a visit from Olympic Clay Shooter Suzy Balogh as part of their Personal Learning Lab lesson. In these lessons we take the time to explore a variety of topics which will further the learning and development of our students at PCS.
Suzy Balogh’s visit was part of the Olympics Unleashed program, presented by Optus, which takes Olympians and athletes aspiring to the Tokyo Games and beyond, into Australian schools to inspire and motivate students to be their personal best.
Suzy Balogh competed as an alternate at the Sydney 2000 Olympics. She won Gold in the Olympic Trap competition at Athens in 2004 and made the Olympic Trap final at the London Olympics in 2012. Suzy shared her amazing story with the students, highlighting the importance of finding your passion, goal setting, and not giving up in the face of adversity. PCS students were greatly encouraged and asked some fantastic questions in relation to overcoming fear, setting goals, and the importance of training. Suzy also brought in her Gold Medal to show the students and she explained the meaning behind the engravings on both sides of the medal.