The Sports for Schools Blog - Page 6

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


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