The Sports for Schools Blog - Page 8

Ready, Set, Rion!

Rion Pierre, who has represented Great Britain at the European Championships, has inspired pupils at The Folkestone Primary Academy with a special visit. Rion, who has competed in a range of track events, led youngsters around a circuit and encouraged them to exercise more by showing them how to do star jumps, squats, push-ups and ski …Read more


Kola lands firm footed in Wyvil

Wyvil School had a very special visit from track and field athlete Kola Adedoyin who competes in the Triple Jump for our ‘Sports for Schools’ event. The whole school participated in an athlete led fitness circuit followed by an exciting assembly where Kola shared his experiences as an athlete. The sponsored event raised money for new PE …Read more


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 …Read more


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 …Read more


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 …Read more


‘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 …Read more


3-times Olympian jumps into Viewley Hill Primary School

The long jump champion moved around the hall as every pupil in the school completed a sponsored fitness circuit to raise money for their PE Equipment. Chris Kirk, Sportivater on the day (and also a GB international long jumper himself) put the school through their paces as even teachers joined in the fun. To crown …Read more


Against Doctor’s Orders! Lee Whilteley sprints into Salford School

Jo Thomas, Deputy Headteacher, was delighted to watch every pupil at the school enjoy working through their fitness circuits supported by paralympian Lee Whiteley. “A genuinely lovely guy” who was “inspirational”, she tells us. Not one that Lee will forget, as the whole school evacuated for a fire alarm (toast burning!). The children were treated to an inspiring …Read more


Nathan Fox inspires pupils at Bedfont school

Commonwealth Games triple jumper, Nathan Fox, hopped skipped and jumped into Marjory Kinnon School in Middlesex to lead some inspiring fitness circuits. School PA Amanda Baldwin said: “Students were sponsored by their family and friends to take part with the money going back into the schools’ physical education and sports program.” Nathan gave a terrific and …Read more


Team GB athletes sprint into Alec Reed Academy

Team GB sprinters Luke Lennon-Ford and Rion Pierre bounced in to the Alex Reed Academy in Middlesex to help the school raise money for PE Equipment. Peter Hammer, PE Coordinator tells us “The children had a fantastic day where they were motivated by the athletes’ stories and engaged with them through fitness and lots of …Read more