The Sports for Schools Blog - Page 5

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


Paralympic PE lesson at Gaywood School

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 …Read more


Rion Pierre shares wisdom with the Lads and Dads

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 …Read more


Olympic long jumper leaps into Sunderland School

‘Sports-mad’ children at Seaburn School got very excited about their visit from Olympic long jumper Chris Tomlinson. Chris led a fun-filled fitness circuit for the whole school to get involved in. He also inspired the children in an assembly about his journey as an athlete, telling them to always work hard at everything they do. Chris said, …Read more


Yorkshire Swimmer Makes a Splash at School

The Yorkshire-born athlete, who competed for Great Britain in the 200m breaststroke event at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, spent an afternoon with pupils at ‘outstanding’ prep school Belmont Grosvenor near Harrogate. The 29-year-old joined in as youngsters from reception to Year 6 at the co-educational school took part in a fitness circuit to raise money …Read more