Photo by Peter McIntosh.
Former Rotary Park pupil and Olympic gold medallist
Hamish Bond shares his experiences with pupils of the school
including (from left) Ethen Farr (5) and Chris Hawkins (10)
When asked by a pupil about the sacrifices he had made, Bond
told the children he did not think of them as sacrifices as
he and team-mate Eric Murray had made a choice to row
"Sure I've missed out on a few things but rowing has given me
far more back than I've ever sacrificed."
He had never dreamed when he was a pupil at Rotary Park that
he would go to the Olympics, and he urged pupils to do their
best at whatever they were passionate about and had fun
doing, whether it was sport, the arts or music.
"Try really hard and do your best, but winning is pretty