40-foot collage of Jessica Ennis-Hill, Andy Murray, Marcus Rashford and other world greats greet back-to-school students

By Jill Dando News

Delighted students arrived back after lockdown to find a university-style 40 foot inspirational sporting collage of world greats.

Students returned to The King Alfred School Academy in Highbridge, Somerset for the first time since January to be greeted by staff and the 40-foot giant photographic inspirational tribute to sporting greats.

The collage is made up of world-beating sporting giants alongside motivational quotes.

Andy Murray, Mo Farah, Lewis Hamilton are featured along with quotes such as “If it is easy then you are doing it wrong” by Gabby Williams.

Others include netball star Helen Housby, tennis legend Serena Williams and tennis hero Andy Murray.

The collage is part of their ongoing desire to inspire students with role models and encouragement, and to demonstrate the passion to integrate students back to the academy for outdoor pursuits, extra curricular work, and physical efforts.

Principal Nathan Jenkins said: ”This is a quite wonderful celebration of world sporting greats with incredible quotes to motivate our students

“School is so much more than exams and even more so after the year we have all had. We want to inspire students to life success and to enjoy physical activities and the life-long skills that brings.

“We are so excited to welcome all students back this week and this backdrop is quite sensational.”

The high-flying academy is part of The Priory Learning Trust.