The Sports for Schools Blog - Page 6

Danny Lawrence back flips into Kelsale Primary School

GB International gymnast Danny Lawrence has made over 40 British International appearances and competed at 3 European and 3 World Championships. Danny is a 2010 Commonwealth Games Silver medallist and team England Captain. Danny has also visited Kelsale CEVC Primary School! The whole school had an amazing time being led through a fun fitness circuit …Read more


“Wow…what a week!” says Perry Beeches Infant School

GB Olympic hurdler Meghan Beesley motivated Perry Beeches Infant School to love sport and make it part of their healthy lifestyle. After an intensive but thrilling exercise session, Meghan shared her experience of being an athlete and all her ups & downs along the way. All the children were shown what hard work can achieve …Read more


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