Britain’s more decorated female Olympic athlete Katherine Grainger DBE has visited Kingston Grammar School today to discuss resilience.

The team GB rower, who became the first British woman to win Olympic medals at five successive games, attended a conference at the grammar school.

The conference featured talks from national and international speakers such as psychologists and academics as well as Katherine Grainger.

Headmaster Stephen Lehec said: “Kingston Grammar School prides itself on being at the vanguard of leading educational and learning developments, most especially in transforming fixed into growth mindsets, better put as being ‘I Can’t’ becoming ‘I Can’ engendered by a change in philosophy by both teacher and learner.

“Hosting this conference and attracting leading names in education and psychology as well an inspirational athlete and friend of KGS such as Dame Katherine Grainger DBE is indicative of what an important topic growth mindset is.”

Head of wellbeing at the school Nick Forsyth said: “We were delighted to have such a distinguished keynote speaker like Dame Katherine Grainger DBE and hope that this event opens minds to the possibilities for every student and that it informs and inspires our delegates.

“If everyone leaves with the key knowledge and information that they can put into practice as soon as they return to work, then it will have been a true success in promoting the benefits of growth mindset and a positive approach to education and learning.”