Last Updated: 29/10/12 5:42pm
British hockey striker Alex Danson hopes her quest to win gold will motivate a new generation of Olympians.
"Have something you aspire to do, work exceptionally hard and hopefully your dreams will one day come true."
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The Sky Sports Living for Sport mentor helped Team GB win bronze at London 2012 but she told Sky Sports News that she is now focused on achieving a podium-topping display at Rio 2016.
Living for Sport - run in conjunction with the Youth Sports Trust - is a free initiative for secondary schools that aims to engage, motivate and inspire a generation of teenagers to attain greater levels of achievement by sending sports stars into schools.
Speaking during one such visit in Reading, Danson, 27, explained that the initiative is one she fully believes in.
"The strapline of the Games was 'Inspire a Generation'; I come into schools and I feel completely inspired," she said.
"Projects such as this, which is a free initiative for schools that sends athlete mentors into schools to visit pupils, is us using sport to engage, motivate and inspire young people.
More than a third of all UK secondary schools have signed up to the initiative and more than 50,000 young people have already become involved.
As for Danson, her sights are now firmly set on the next Olympics in Rio.
"I will go away now with my team-mates and we will train tirelessly for another four years and maybe, just maybe if I am one of those lucky people who can make this bronze medal shinier in a few years' time," she said.
"That's my new dream. That's what I say to these young people: have something you aspire to do, work exceptionally hard and hopefully your dreams will one day come true."
Teachers say that Sky Sports Living for Sport helps to build self-confidence and self-esteem among those taking part, as well as improve attitudes towards learning in general.
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