Dr Katherine Grainger CBE announced as honorary patron of Winning Scotland Foundation
Katherine’s patronage of Winning Scotland Foundation was formally announced in May at the charity’s BE YOUR PERSONAL BEST event. Along with fellow patron, Sir Chris Hoy, Katherine inspired pupils, patrons and supporters of Winning Scotland Foundation with stories of her own experiences training and the life lessons she learned along the way.
Winning Scotland Foundation is an independent charity that is working to create a culture where all young people in Scotland have the opportunity to develop themselves and learn important life skills. By using sport as a learning tool, the Foundation aims to enable all young people today, and in the future, to be well-prepared for their lives ahead of them.
The world today faces an unprecedented rate of change that will bring with it more challenges, risks and uncertainties for young people than ever before. The skill set that youngsters will need for life in the future will not be the same as skills they have today. Our young people will need increased resilience, confidence in the face of adversity, versatility and adaptability and the ability to achieve success through sustained effort.
Winning Scotland Foundation uses sport to provide young people with accessible and enjoyable opportunities to learn these skills.
Katherine remarked, “I am honoured to be a patron of the Foundation as the work it does gives opportunities to young people to experience the journey that can lead to success. As an athlete, I learned so much from those around me and it’s really important for young people today to be inspired to achieve what they want in life and to enjoy learning the skills that are needed to be successful in whatever area they choose.”
Find out more about Winning Scotland here.