The Sports for Schools Blog - Page 8

Ben Rushgrove picks up the pace at Walwayne Court School

Paralympian sprinter Ben Rushgrove put children at Walwayne Court School in Trowbridge through their paces by leading them through a fun-filled fitness circuit. Ben, who has cerebral palsy and runs in the T36 classification, won a silver medal in the T36 100m at the Paralympic Games in Beijing in 2008 and a bronze in the 200m at …Read more

Ben Rushgrove legs it to Leaden

Paralympian Ben Rushgrove visited Leaden Hall School for a fun-packed fitness circuit and inspirational assembly. Ben is a sprinter with cerebral palsy, who has set a world record for T36 classification 200m, and has won silver and bronze Paralympic medals. At Leaden Hall he led a stimulating assembly where his enthusiasm was overwhelming, and he …Read more

Grant Turner makes a Splash at Comberton Primary

The pupils at Comberton Primary were extremely excited to have Grant Turner, a GB swimming Olympic athlete visit their school. All the children got sponsored to take part in a fitness circuit with Grant to complete four exercises: spotty dogs, mountain climber, press ups and star jumps. They all worked really hard and really enjoyed themselves. …Read more

Wow Factor hits Aylsham School

British gymnast Danny Lawrence, who has competed in European and World championships as well as the Commonwealth Games, visited St Michael’s Nursery and Infant School in Aylsham. He led fitness circuits for 93 children aged four-seven before performing a floor routine in front of the school. The money raised from the sponsored event will go …Read more

Kola kick starts the action at Anthony Roper’s

Every child in school took part in a fantastic and inspiring fitness challenge led by British and International Triple Jumper Kola Adedoyin.  Children performed four different activities which represented a small subset of the actual training exercises that such elite athletes would do in order to keep fit.  Kola and Sportivator Julian worked with the children to complete …Read more

Midfield make healthy choices with Rion

Rion Pierre is a GB 100m sprinter who has represented Great Britain and England in Commonwealth Games and a variety of top class sprinting events. He attended Midfield Primary School, alongside Sportivator Jules, to oversee the whole school being put through their paces with an Olympic style circuit of activities! He then took time to answer questions from …Read more

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