Archives for Month: January 2015

Rion brings Brookfield to life!

Brookfield Infant School were delighted when International Athlete Rion Pierre turned up at their school for a fun-filled fitness event. The whole school were up on their feet, being led by Rion in various Olympic style circuit exercises and cheering each other on.

After getting very hot, everyone was ready for a rest and the whole school gathered to hear an inspirational assembly led by Rion. He even got people up on their feet again by getting them involved in some demonstrations. Watch the videos!

Lawrence lands in Loddon

Team England captain Danny Lawrence, who won a silver medal at the 2010 Commonwealth Games, has made over 40 British international appearances and competed at three European and three world championships.

He visited Loddon School to work with pupils on some fitness exercises, before rounding off the day with a display of his impressive gymnastic skills.

A spokesman from the school said: “The children were very excited to meet Danny. It was a very inspirational visit and the children enjoyed asking him questions about how they can become international superstars. Sports for Schools brings the country’s top athletes into primary schools around the country to inspire children to get involved in sport.”

Roebuck stirs up ripples at Rowley

Olympic Swimmer Joe Roebuck made a special visit to Rowley Hall Primary School for a ‘brilliant and inspiring day for the children’.

To begin, all the children took part in an exhausting fitness circuit, with Joe Roebuck demonstrating how to perform the exercises. The hall was buzzing with cheering and music, to encourage everyone to give it their all. After all the children had passed through the circuit, Joe carried out a talk about himself and his successful career.

Joe has represented Great Britain at a range of International Competitions, including being part of the swimming team at London 2012. The children got the chance to hear about the hard work and dedication that is needed to be a success in sport. They also saw a selection of medals that Joe has won during his career.

Miss Smith from Rowley Primary said: “I would like to say a massive thank you to all the children and their families that brought in sponsorship money for this event. As a school, we raised a massive £1,797!! This money will go towards new sports equipment for the children to use in their PE lessons.”

Huge congratulations to Rowley Hall Primary School!

‘Failure isn’t final’! Luke Lennon Ford leads the way for the next generation

St Peter & St Paul CofE Primary School received a special visit from GB athletes Luke Lennon Ford and Rion Pierre. They loved the fitness circuit and were grateful for the time to catch their breath while they listened to 400m runner Luke give an assembly about his journey as an athlete. The memories of the event will last a long time, as well as Luke’s positive attitude towards failure…Read more