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Hello everyone 

My name is Dalton Grant and I am a former World Class High Jumper.  I am a three time Olympian, European and Commonwealth Gold medallist.  I was Captain of the British Team and a Board Director of the London 2012 bid team, bringing the Olympics to London.

I would like to give you an insight into what I believe it takes to become a world class person, be it in sport or any other path you may choose.

The first thing you need to do is embrace the challenge set out before you.  Life is full of challenges and it is how you deal with the situations that face you that can make all the difference.  You can gain knowledge by reading, physical experience will be totally different and will give you a realistic idea of where you are in comparison to where you want to be.

Mental and physical preparation is the key to success, so you need to overcome any problems which will prevent you from preparing properly – eg, peer pressure, punctuality, discipline, respect (for yourself and others).  Overcoming these things will set you up in life and lead you down the correct path.  We may find it difficult to do these things at the start, but with perserverence and sacrifice it will become easier and turn into a habit.

Another area of importance is having the correct nutritional intake.  Be aware of the types of foods you are eating and the calorie content.  A healthy mind needs a healthy body.  What tastes good might not always be good for the body.  Everything in moderation!!

It is important to have the right mindset in whatever you choose to do.  This is something that may take time to develop, but it is worth it in the long run as it will change your life for the better!!

You have to make mistakes to improve, so don’t be too hard on yourself.




Hey Dalton 

Just a quick note to say thanks again for this morning.

You were brilliant and both the students and staff were inspired by your visit.

Thanks for being so amazing..


 Hi Dalton

It was a pleasure to meet you today.  What a great presentation you gave, you had the kids eating out of the palm of your hand. 

We would love for you to come to our school and perhaps deliver an assembly along the same lines as we are celebrating the Olympics through our curriculum from 25th June which is National School sports week, until 18th July. 

Really hope this will be possible.


Would you like an ex-Olympian to visit your school?

Are you having an Olympic week?  What a great time to invite Dalton to visit your school, bringing his medals and video of his highjumping!

Would your pupils/students benefit from hearing how sport, exercise and healthy eating all contribute to raising aspirations, increased self-esteem and can help build transferrable skills?

Do read the info below!

Click here to download the pdf

We are very pleased and excited to welcome DALTON GRANT as a VIP supporter of School Councils UK.

Dalton Grant is a former Olympic High Jumper who has won four National titles for Great Britain in the high jump event.   Between 1988 and 1991 he set nine sucessive National records, and from there went on to win Gold in the 1998 Commonwealth Games in Kuala Lumpur.

He was a board director of the London 2012 Olympic bid team and was also captain of the GB & NI Team. 

He inspires and shares his experience and talent with the younger generation.  With his background as an elite athlete he understands pressure and the importance of remaining focussed on your goals.

We are delighted to welcome Dalton, and truly appreciate his support.

Dalton Grant in action!







Working with children at Gospel Oak School









Dalton Grant (centre) receives his certificate as he is inducted in the London Youth Games Hall of Fame (Hackney Gazette)


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