I've been looking at whether it matters which school you go to if you want to win an Olympic medal. Even though Jess Ennis, Mo Farah, Greg Rutherford and Andy Murray all went to state schools, more than a third of British medal winners at London 2012 were from private schools. They educate just seven per cent of children. I've been to a private boarding school and state sports college to find out more...
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I was alarmed to hear the coaches at the City of Sheffield athletics Club tell me that we're in danger of missing out on the next Jessica Ennis because there aren't anywhere near enough adults coming forward to coach. At the same time they've had unprecedented levels of interest from children wanting to try out athletics. I've been to a training session at the English Institute of Sport..