Rion Pierre, the team GB sprinter, led an intensely fun fitness session at Langenhoe and gave a very inspiring assembly to all the children. Despite being exhausted from all the fitness fun, staff and pupils even managed to race Rion, who is one of the world’s fastest men over a short distance!
The fitness circuit also raised money for new PE equipment, as well as supporting our nation’s athletes. The children are excited to receive their prizes as they collect up their sponsorship money! Read more…
Paralympian Rachael Latham joined forces with Sportivator Tony to put on a spectacular day of fitness fun at Beaconside School! Rachael is a former Paralympic swimmer who competed in Beijing 2008 and is the current European record holder for 200m butterfly, world record holder for 50m butterfly and 200m backstroke British record holder.
Not only did the whole school get behind their peers to cheer them through the fitness circuit, they also received an inspirational assembly about Rachael’s life as an athlete, highlighting all the benefits sport has provided her both socially and academically.
Beaconside School reports, “It was a rare treat to have such a wonderful role model for the pupils of Beaconside in our school. It’s fantastic to know the pupils at Beaconside will have directly contributed to future British sporting success! Few children can say they have ever played such a pivotal role in supporting British athletes. It’s great to know children at Beaconside can have a role in the wider community and contribute to it in a positive way, this fits in brilliantly with our mission statement of ‘Learning to Live and Learning to Shine’.” Read more…
Pupils at a Lynn school had a lesson in PE from a former Paralympic swimming champion.
Children at the Howard Infant School are pictured above taking part in the session which was led by Clare Cunningham, who won a gold and four silver medals at the Barcelona games in 1992. She later took up para-triathlon, winning European and world championship titles in 2009 and world silver medals in 2010, 2011 and 2012.
The pupils at Gaywood took part in a sponsored fitness circuit to raise money for PE equipment for their school. They also had a very special assembly led by Clare Cunningham about life as an athlete, where the children were able to ask any questions they had.
The boys of Priory Prep School gathered with their fathers for the annual Lads and Dads dinner at Cuddington Golf Club.
Each year, the event consists of fantastic food, a raffle and an exceptionally good speaker. This year the lads and their dads were fortunate enough to be joined by Sports for School’s Rion Pierre. Rion has had a truly fascinating life, full of ups and downs. He showed exceptional sporting promise from a young age and signed to Chelsea FC’s youth team. However, at the tender age of 14, Rion was stabbed in London and, after initially struggling to regain fitness, was released from Chelsea.
Rion’s undying determination then shone through and, through his persistent efforts, it was noticed that he was a very gifted sprinter. Within a couple of months of joining an athletics club, he had become the Under-17 100m record holder for Middlesex and also became an English School’s Gold Medallist. His success didn’t stop there…Read more
“Rion’s main message to the Priory Prep boys was about taking the time to enjoy things and he reminded them that challenges, and overcoming them, is what makes us who we are.”