The Sports for Schools Blog - Page 6

“A happy swimmer is a good swimmer”, says Jo Jackson!

The whole school was led by Olympic swimmer Jo Jackson and sportivater Kevin in a fitness circuit consisting of 4 different exercises: Spotty Dogs, Leg Drives, Press Ups and Star Jumps. After breaking a sweat, everyone gathered to hear an inspirational assembly from Jo and had the chance to ask some questions. They found out …Read more

James Kirton works up a sweat at Hedon Primary!

The challenge was to complete his fitness circuit so that Hedon Primary could raise sponsorship for new PE equipment at their school and also to support other sporting charities. Every year group took part and worked up a sweat! James then gave an assembly and inspired the pupils by explaining how being an Olympian didn’t …Read more

Peter Bakare olympic volleyballer in action

Peter Bakare aces Augustine!

Did you know that an ‘Ace’ is a serve which lands in the receiving team’s court without being touched by the receiving team, or one that is touched by only one member of the receiving team, and is not passed legally back over the net? Peter Bakare didn’t just inspire the students of St Augustine’s …Read more

Meghan Beesley visits Winshill

GB Athlete Meghan Beesley specialises in the 400m hurdles. She won a silver medal in the 4x100m relay at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi and is now training hard for the 2016 Olympics. Winshill Primary School were put through their paces in a fitness circuit led by the athlete and also took part in an …Read more

Ben Rushgrove…from Beijing to Bromham

Ben Rushgrove, who has cerebral palsy, is passionate about inspiring the next generation to lead healthy active lives. He got St Nicholas School on their feet, showing them that fitness can be fun by leading them in an exciting exercise circuit. He also shared his experiences of Beijing 2008 Olympics and life as an athlete, …Read more

GB Paralympic Footballer scores big in Banbury

GB paralympic footballer Alistair Patrick-Heselton dropped into William Morris Primary School in Banbury to lead a sponsored fitness circuit with its pupils. Alistair has played in the Paralympic World Championships and also scored against Argentina in the 2012 London Paralympic Games. He is currently training hard for the next Olympic games in Rio de Janiero next year and inspired …Read more

Paratriathlete picks up the pace at Gipsey Bridge

Various exercises and challenges were given to Gipsey Bridge Academy when Clare Cunningham gave them a special visit. Having led a fun-filled fitness circuit for the whole school, she also gave an inspirational assembly, telling the children how she became so successful and answering their questions. At age 12, Clare was selected to join the British …Read more

Commonwealth gymnast lands at Leigh Beck

The whole school took part in a sponsored fitness circuit run by Danny and Sportivator Jules. Everyone took part and was shown how fun sport can be…everyone also got very hot and sweaty! Danny then led an inspirational assembly, captivating the children (and teachers!) with his extraordinary flips and rolls. The fun and fitness enjoyed …Read more

Rion Pierre sprints into Langenhoe Primary School

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 …Read more

Beaconside sportivated by Paralympic swimmer

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 …Read more