|Sir Roger Bannister was the first man to run a sub four-minute mile - one of the most iconic athletic milestones. Born in 1929, he studied medicine at Oxford University and represented Great Britain in the 1952 Olympics in Helsinki. Inspired by the intensive training and three gold medals of Emil Zatopek, Bannister decided to make a determined effort to beat the magical four minute barrier for the mile. He achieved this on 6 May 1953. Ã‚Â After breaking the record, Bannister concentrated on his medical career and remained modest about his ground breaking achievement.
Our Class Names
We wanted our class names to have significance and to reflect the fact that our school is on the site of the old Kent and Sussex hospital. We decided to choose names of famous men and women from the world of medicine and health.
Year R ‘Nightingale’
Year 1 ‘Seacole’
Year 2 ‘Jenner’
Year 3 'Lister'
Year 4 'Cavell'Year 5 'Garrett'
Year 6 'Bannister'