Black Horse Hill Junior School are hosting an inspirational workshop with Danny Purvis. Can you help us make it happen?
Black Horse Hill Junior School motto is ‘Learning for Life, Learning to live’
The school values of: Excellence, Motivation & Hard Work, Perseverance, Politeness and Good Manners, Friendship, Kindness, Honesty and Respect are the things they treasure and things that help the pupils to develop into polite, respectful young adults.
They aim to give the pupils a wide and varied curriculum, with the hope that every child who leaves the school has had the opportunity to discover what their strengths are.
They are a “Good” school, where all of the teachers and support staff work very hard to help provide the right environment for their children to feel safe and happy and to flourish and learn in school. They all work together towards a common purpose and that is to improve the educational outcomes for all children.
I first began gymnastics at the age of seven. I tried football before that but soon realised this wasn’t the sport for me. As a young boy I was full of energy, always on the go, having fun, climbing trees, playing with my friends and jumping about, hyperactive really, so my family and friends thought I might enjoy the sport of Gymnastics. I was then introduced to Southport Gymnastics Club which I joined and that was how it all began. From the very start I loved the sport. It gave me something to focus on and channel the tremendous energy I seemed to have. It was at Southport that I met Jeff Brooks who would become my personal coach and I have trained with Jeff at Southport for over twenty years. The first aim was to make the GB Squad and I had to finish in the top fifteen at the National Finals and then attend further trials. I made it and that was when it all started. The rest of my career took a lot of hard work, determination and perseverance. There were many ups and downs, highs and lows and a huge commitment from my parents driving me to training six days a week. They supported me and picked me up when I was down along with my coach Jeff. I needed their support training over thirty two hours a week as well as many competitions across the country and abroad. My career would never have been possible without their commitment and efforts.
Who are we?
Sports For Champions UK (CIC) in partnership with Black Horse Hill Junior School and the local community are running a fundraiser to help support the mental and physical health of the pupils after the national lockdowns.
Great news! Sports For Champions UK (CIC) will soon visit your school! Youth are invited to join a sponsored fitness circuit led by a Professional athlete, who will educate, enable, and empower participants with a view to inspire them as champions of tomorrow.
While we’re not all athletically inclined we strongly encourage participation, because all youth have talent and require inspiration to pursue their dreams - whatever they may be! After 10 years of success, we can promise a highly memorable event!
SFC events are held in support of schools, which keep 60% of the funds raised to spend on resources that will enrich young peoples’ education/experience. Professional athletes in need of support are the only other beneficiaries from the remaining 40%. SFC is a government audited organization that is voluntarily registered with the Fundraising Regulator. You can support the initiative with assurance.
During the assembly, SFC athletes show medals and tell their story, hard work, lessons, and insights shared to capture the imagination of all and inspire healthier active lifestyles. Athletes discuss challenges on the road to success, with resilience, nutrition, diet, and dedication forming key topics. Fitness is essential for every young person’s general wellbeing in physical and mental health. It is also proven to be a strong booster of learning potential or brain power. By inspiring children as champions of tomorrow, SFC envision youth growing in all walks of life as healthy, [pro] active community-minded talents.
Alongside Team SFC, athletes invest in local communities to avail of support with training-related costs (e.g. physio/travel). Most world-class athletes train a rigorous 35hr week and struggle to find reliable work that fits their schedule. This is how the funds we raise enable athletes and your school/club to realise their potential. Many pro athletes are unsponsored, lose support, or cannot find it.
Sports For Champions CIC offers schools the benefit of an added investment on resources/facilities, whilst helping athletes with the funds required to sustain their journey with a contribution towards training and competition fees, medical costs, equipment, and more.
Black Horse Hill Junior School is receiving an inspirational visit from renowned Professional athlete Danny Purvis on the 18th of June and we need your support!
The pupils will benefit from Physical activity, an inspirational talk including medal display and a Q&A session.
Why is this important?
Black Horse Hill Junior School need to recover and rebuild after the national lockdowns and with the help of a visit from Danny Purvis the pupils and teachers will be given the tools to respond to issues like a pandemic, begin to focus on friendships and social engagement all while improving their physical and mental well being.
Black Horse Hill Junior School will benefit from the money raised to invest in key front-line services and equipment.
How can you help?
We're asking all parents to help make it a memorable event for the pupils with the help of Danny Purvis and to raise funds for key resources for Black Horse Hill Junior School.
If you are a local business or a friend of the school and would like to contribute to help us get to our target then please do make a donation and share our project as far as you can.