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Former headteacher says Cav is a terrific example for students

Saturday, 28 July 2012

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.

She said:

‘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.’

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