IT was a double triumph akin to the stuff of fairytales...
jockey who had battled back from cancer to claim his sport's biggest
prize on a chestnut horse, which had itself fought back from a severe
Now nearly two decades on from Bob Champion's
historic Grand National win on board Aldaniti, the sportsman was in
Doncaster to recognise others' achievements. He was at Rossington High
School, which has growing links with the nearby Northern Racing
College, to reward the success of year 11 students during a special
Youngsters were handed Doncaster
Partnership and HSBC awards, bronze achievement awards for commitment
and excellence to work, Trident gold awards and recognition for 100 per
cent attendance. Commented head teacher David Rowsell: "We are proud of
the achievements of young people at this school. "To have these
endorsed by the presence of a role model for success and personal
endeavour in the shape of Bob Champion was an added bonus."
Winners...legendary jockey Bob Champion hands certificates to
(from left) Scott Goodman, 15, Peter Utting, 16 and Gareth Crabtree,
16, for their 100 per cent attendance at Rossington High School.