Parkside Academy pupils were inspired today, when 2 Team GB rowers came to visit, Jessica Eddie and Nathaniel Reilly-O’Donnell. Jess was part of the first-ever GB women’s eight to win both an Olympic medal and European title in 2016. Nathaniel Reilly-O’Donnell is a double World champion and former European gold-medallist who was selected as one of two open-weight men’s spares for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. They spoke to the pupils about following your dreams and not giving up. It was very motivational and pupils were very excited to ask them lots of questions about their rowing experience, what it was like in Rio and how they keep going.