STUDENTS from an Ascot school received a visit from an elite performance coach. 

Dr Dave Alred MBE, who has worked with the British Lions and Manchester City FC, attended LVS Ascot on Friday September 29. 

Dr Alred shared the secrets of success with the students at LVS for their gifted and talented PE students. 

Dr Alred said: “Students preparing for exams are in danger of being involved in negative avoidance – trying not to make mistakes rather than focusing on achieving the best they can. 

"I have been reinforcing the message to LVS Ascot’s students that it is ok to make mistakes as long as they are working as hard as they can and aiming to improve."

After the PE session, Dr Alred took a session with psychology students, teaching them how the mind of an athlete works.

Head of Psychology at LVS Ascot James Patterson added: “LVS Ascot is a school where we inspire all students to exceed their expectations, and to be able to harness the experience of a man in demand amongst the top sportsmen in the world demonstrates our commitment to ensuring no-one is better prepared than our students to do that”.