The Sports for Schools Blog - Page 8

Ben Rushgrove races into Holy Family School

Two-time Paralympic medallist Ben Rushgrove put forward the challenge of an intensely fun fitness circuit to Holy Family Catholic Primary school…and they jumped at the opportunity! Ben Rushgrove, who has cerebral palsy, runs in the T36 classification and secured 100m silver at the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing, before grabbing 200m bronze in London four years …Read more

Katrina Hart inspires the next generation

Paralympic star Katrina Hart paid a visit to Shaw Ridge Primary School to inspire the next generation of athletes. The sprinter, who won a bronze medal at the 2012 London games, went to the school to lead a series of workshops with each year group. Shaun Carter, the school’s PE co-ordinator, said: “It was really good and the kids …Read more

James Denny dives into Fishergate Primary

James spent the morning with each class in the school, leading them in a variety of fitness exercises and talking about how he began a career in sport. James inspired all the children in a full school assembly where he shared his diving experiences…competing alongside Tom Daley, winning a Silver Medal in the Commonwealth Games and his future hopes of competing for …Read more

Rachael Latham inspires children to achieve their potential

Paralympic swimmer Rachael Latham paid a special visit to Grange CE Primary School. Rachael, who competed in Beijing 2008, led the whole school in a fun fitness circuits and also gave an assembly to everyone about her career and achievements. She spoke about how by giving 100% effort, children could also achieve their potential. Lisa Phillips, the …Read more

“Perseverance and Resilience” says Rion Pierre

Rion Pierre inspired children and staff on a visit at Emsworth Primary School as he told the story of his life leading to his athletic achievements as a GB sprinter. As a youngster, Pierre was a good footballer and was signed by Chelsea – before changing sport and discovering his talent as a sprinter. The children …Read more

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