Every child in school took part in a fantastic and inspiring fitness challenge when we were visited 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 Julian from Sports for Schools worked with the children to complete the fitness circuits, coaching and encouraging them as they went.
After break Kola led a whole school assembly where he told us how he was first inspired to do sport while at primary school. His first main passions, as with many young boys, were football and basket ball, but he soon realised he had the build and pace to become a triple jumper. He demonstrated several jumps and steps and then got children to have a go. Even some of the teachers were persuaded to try out some of the jumps! Well done Mr Sutton, Mrs Kennedy and Mrs Harrison!
Don’t forget to collect your sponsor money! A large percentage of all money raised will go to buy new PE equipment for our school. In addition, through the Sports for Schools scheme many young British althletes will receive financial assistance towards their full time training.
Thank you to Mrs Harrison for organising such a great day!