Junior skier visits schools

Rosie Eede with Eddie Sykes at the Fitness Connection A1079 gym
Rosie Eede with Eddie Sykes at the Fitness Connection A1079 gym

An elite junior skier has been training in Pocklington and visiting schools to talk about skiing and living in France.

Rosie Eede was awarded the title of vice champion, the runner up, in an elite junior skiing competition in France earlier in the season.

A day later, the 12-year-old injured her knee and has spent the French half term in Pocklington with her grandparents training and recuperating at the Fitness Connection A1079 gym at Allerthorpe Business Park.

Grandfather Martin Eede said: “It was half term over there and she lives right on the ski slope. I spoke to her dad and we just thought it was going to be awful for her seeing her friends go past when she can’t join them.

“This was her first time in Pocklington because she is from France she went into three of the local primary schools about living in France and what it’s like to be a junior elite skier.”

Rosie visited Wilberfoss, Bishop Wilton and St Martin’s Primary School.

Martin added: “She loved it. The children were able to test their French and ask her questions. It was a good experience on both sides.”