Students and staff at Ballakermeen High School, where Mark Cavendish was a pupil, have all been rooting for the ‘Manx Missile’, especially this summer.
Headteacher Adrienne Burnett today (Saturday, July 28) reacted to Cav’s result in the London Olympics.
‘We have watched with awe and admiration as Mark has achieved success after success – with all the stage wins in the Tour de France, becoming World Champion and now competing in the Olympics. It’s a pity he could not take a medal on this occasion, but he’s a young man with many years of further opportunities to come. His single-mindedness and dedication have been remarkable; no-one could have accomplished what he has done on natural ability alone and it’s wonderful that all his years of hard work have made him a top sportsman. He is a terrific example to our students.’