First kits delivered by Sir Steve Redgrave CBE
Sir Steve using the respirometer with 16 - 19 year olds
It's not often you see two knights of the realm and a six year
old battling it out over a standing long jump. This and other
magnificent feats were demonstrated at the schools launch of the in
the Zone kits in East London on 9 February.
Students from St Paulsway Trust School, and their neighbouring
Marner Primary School were the first to receive their free In the
Zone kits - hand delivered by Sir Steve Redgrave CBE.
Sir Steve worked alongside the students in the science lab
throughout the morning and demonstrated his 7 litre lung
capacity, 240cm standing long jump and rapidly recovering heart
rate. On the importance of science in sport Sir Steve commented "I
didn't have much interest in science at school, but it became
really important to me as I got more serious about sport. I owe
much of my Olympic success to a scientific understanding of my
The students found the experience inspirational. When asked
about what she had learned during the morning, Beattie, 12
responded, "Steve said you can't sit back and let people around you
make you successful, the only person who can change your future is
The In the Zone launch was covered by ITV lunchtime news
and BBC Health.
In the Zone kits will be arriving in all UK schools in early
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