Archives for Month: April 2015

Olympic long jumper leaps into Sunderland School

‘Sports-mad’ children at Seaburn School got very excited about their visit from Olympic long jumper Chris Tomlinson. Chris led a fun-filled fitness circuit for the whole school to get involved in. He also inspired the children in an assembly about his journey as an athlete, telling them to always work hard at everything they do.

Chris said, “It’s all about having a real go and pushing through, whether its sport or maths, science or anything else. I have always enjoyed trying to do better. I believe that the more you enjoy something, the greater your chance of succeeding.”

The event has also raised money for new PE equipment for the school so they can stay ‘sports-mad’ all year round!

Year 4 pupil Charlie Swalwell said, “I thought it was amazing being able to do the exercises with Chris. As a result of this, I want to get fit like Chris. He was huge.”

Classmate Adam Rooney, added, “We darted from activity to activity. They were so much fun. After we did the exercises, my heart was pounding.” Read more…

Yorkshire Swimmer Makes a Splash at School

The Yorkshire-born athlete, who competed for Great Britain in the 200m breaststroke event at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, spent an afternoon with pupils at ‘outstanding’ prep school Belmont Grosvenor near Harrogate.

The 29-year-old joined in as youngsters from reception to Year 6 at the co-educational school took part in a fitness circuit to raise money for charity.

James was visiting the school to help them raise money for their chosen charity (Children’s Heart Surgery Fund in Leeds), while encouraging pupils to get in to sport and lead a healthy life.

Pam Dight, Deputy Headteacher at Belmont Grosvenor School said: “James’ success through hard work, determination and love of sport and he delivered a very important message to all our pupils which was to believe in themselves, persevere and view disappointment as a challenge.”


Danny Lawrence back flips into Kelsale Primary School

GB International gymnast Danny Lawrence has made over 40 British International appearances and competed at 3 European and 3 World Championships. Danny is a 2010 Commonwealth Games Silver medallist and team England Captain. Danny has also visited Kelsale CEVC Primary School!

The whole school had an amazing time being led through a fun fitness circuit with Danny. They were then inspired by Danny’s assembly, where they had the chance to ask him any questions they had. Danny’s assembly included some extraordinary demonstrations that the children were told to never try at home! He was somersaulting and flipping all over the place, inspiring the children of Kelsale to believe that anything is possible when you work hard at it. Read more…