- We noticed that his medal had lots of detail and was heavy.
- We noticed that even though it is a year on, we (NZ) still have excitement and want to get in and give him a big push over the line. (From when we watched the video of the race)
- We found out that rowing is hard!
- Rowing takes a lot of guts to get in the boat and row.
- We noticed that Joseph Sullivan said some of the same things to us yesterday that he said when he did an interview after the race.
- We found out about how his training paid off - they were coming last for most of the race and then they moved forward in the last 500m to overtake everyone else.
- We found out that he has been rowing since he was 13.
- We need to remember that practice makes perfect.
- I found out that he was one of the smallest men to row and it was hard finding him a rowing parter because of his size.
- We understand that it takes lots of strength to do rowing.
After his visit, we thought about some of the messages we could take from his visit.
Today we found out that on Thursday afternoon, we are going to have a special guest at Tinwald School to speak to Arrowsmith. Joseph Sullivan won gold at the London Olympics last year in the double sculls. His rowing partner was Nathan Cohen. Joseph will be here just before our winter sport practice on Thursday. How cool is it to have a gold medalist at Tinwald School? Here's a video to introduce you to Joseph Sullivan.