Brighton Aldridge Community Academy are hosting an inspirational workshop with James Dasaolu. Can you help us make it happen?
Brighton Aldridge Community Academy mission is to ensure all students benefit from an excellent education, secure great qualifications and develop into young adults who are the first choice recruits for universities and employers.
The academy’s motto is simple “Believe you can”. Whether in the classroom, on the sports field or performing on stage, all members of staff inspire each of the students to develop the knowledge and skills they need to follow their passions into a successful future.
Through encouraging an enterprising mindset they enable students to thrive in today's rapidly-changing world. Brighton Aldridge Community Academy teach students to be innovative and resilient through promoting the Aldridge Attributes of teamwork, creativity, passion, problem-solving, risk-taking and determination in all aspects of academy life.
Brighton Aldridge Community Academy students also benefit from a rich offer in terms of the creative arts. The school's "100 challenge" gives them a wide range of experiences that help develop resilience, confidence and independence. Their sports facilities are exceptional and partnerships, such as that with Sussex Cricket, allow all students to combine high-quality training with their academic studies. They has again been named amongst the Cricketer Magazine’s Top100 schools for cricket in the country in 2020 and 2021, one of only four non-selective state secondary schools to achieve this.
I began my career in competitive athletics relatively late, ﬁrst competing in 2006 as a seventeen year old. As a result I had a limited youth and junior career. However, having begun late, I made steady and signiﬁcant improvements in my ﬁrst few years, 10.75 to 10.26 in the space of two seasons. My most signiﬁcant improvement came in 2009 with me running a time of 10.09 which ranked me third in the UK, and ranked me amongst the quickest guys in Europe as well as the UK, but unfortunately that season ended early with injury. So it was not until 2010 where I ﬁrst got the opportunity to represent my country, which was at the European Championships in Barcelona. I continued to struggle with injury, although inspite of this I was still able to be one of the quickest men in the UK, but did not fully reach my potential, as of a result of all my injuries, until I changed coach in 2012 and made the 2012 London Olympic Team. In the following years I went on to run a time of 9.91 which ranked me only second to Linford Christie in the UK all time list, as well as now establishing me as one of the quickest guy in the world. I also went on to become a European 100m and 4x100m relay champion and picked up four national medals along the way.
Who are we?
Sports For Champions UK (CIC) in partnership with Brighton Aldridge Community Academy 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!
Sports For Champions 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%. Sports For Champions is an audited organization that is voluntarily registered with the Fundraising Regulator. You can support the initiative with assurance.
During the assembly, Sports For Champions 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, Sports For Champions envision youth growing in all walks of life as healthy, [pro] active community-minded talents.
Alongside Team Sports For Champions, 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 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.
Brighton Aldridge Community Academy will be receiving an inspirational visit from renowned Professional athlete James Dasaolu on the 20th of October 2021 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?
Brighton Aldridge Community Academy need to recover and rebuild after the national lockdown and with the help of a visit from James Dasaolu 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.
Brighton Aldridge Community Academy 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 James Dasaolu and to raise funds for key resources for Brighton Aldridge Community Academy.
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.