Burton to stick to judo after being upset in Aberdeenshire
Euan Burton was speaking to Tom Reynolds on day three of Bank of Scotland National School Sport Week 2011
I DEFINITELY got embarrassed more than a couple of times by the pupils at Mearns Academy on day three of Bank of Scotland's National School Sport Week - but that didn't stop me enjoying the experience.
MUCKING IN: Euan Burton lends his support to Bank of Scotland National School Sport Week
I had a lesson in volleyball that is for sure from some of the boys and girls, I think I'll stick to judo! However although I had a bit of a tough time myself it was fantastic just to be down there to witness everything that was going on at the school for National School Sport Week.
I think sport in schools it's a very important thing and one that we need to keep encouraging and increasing and importantly, making sure it is varied.
It is important for kids to know that if they don't enjoy football or rugby then there are so many other sports out there for them to try and see if they enjoy them.
I definitely believe that there is a sport out there for everyone that they will enjoy and there was certainly plenty on offer at Mearns Academy this week.
I was in the middle of the field at one point with football, volleyball and a bit of everything going on and there were a lot of smiles on faces which is what sport is so good at doing.
When I was younger judo was not the first sport I was involved in. I was a Scottish champion at orienteering and I also played a host of other sports when I was at school.
Rugby, football and basketball were among the sports I played for the school and it wasn't until I was introduced to judo by my parents that I eventually decided to pursue that and a few years down the line I find myself looking to London 2012.
London will be my second Olympics and the buzz and hype is definitely starting to build for 2012 which is great.
I have always been the kind of athlete to try and make the very best of what I am doing at any time but I know the statistics say that the most medals are won by people at their second or third Games.
Hopefully that stat rings true for me but what is most important for me is to keep progressing and keep getting better because that is what everyone else is doing.
I will be off to Brazil for an event in the next few weeks and then it's the World Championships in Paris in August which are the last major championship before London.
I have won medals at the worlds before and I have had quite a good last 18 months so hopefully I can go over there and perform well.
It's not the last time I'll see my biggest rivals before London but it'd be great to do well there. Fingers crossed it doesn't end up like my volleyball experience at the hands of the Mearns Academy crew!
Bank of Scotland National School Sport Week, in partnership with sportscotland, uses London 2012 to inspire children to achieve a personal best in Olympic and Paralympic sports. To help your local school carry the Olympic Flame in the London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay, or to win tickets, visit: www.bankofscotland.co.uk/nationalschoolsportweek