Olympic hopeful Nadia Williams helps youths on Pembury Estate realise they can achieve their dreams
An Olympic medallist has taken time out from her busy Olympic qualification schedule to teach triple jumping to young people on the Pembury Estate.
Nadia Williams - New Delhi Commonwealth Games Bronze medallist in 2010 and number 2 in England - took part in the art project which encouraged participants from the from the Peabody Pembury Estate Youth Centre to examine their own identity through the lens of an athlete preparing for London 2012.
The title of the project, 14.30, is taken from the distance 14.3m Ms Williams needs to jump to be included in the Team GB Triple Jumpers.
The young people from the Peabody Pembury Estate Youth Centre found her challenge something they could relate and aspire to, and it helped them realise their own ambitions could be achieved through determination and dedication.
They also worked with artist, Faisal Abdu’Allah, who helped them to explore their own identities and create their piece of art.
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Mr Abdu’Allah said: “Knowing how to think, compose, scale, colour and physically print, really enhanced their understanding of how art is made. I’m proud of what they have achieved in the workshops over the two months.”
The artworks in the project funded by Insight Investment were shown in an exhibition on Monday night.
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