Catcote Academy are hosting an inspirational workshop with Stephen Smith. Can you help us make it happen?
‘To be an innovative centre of excellence, providing outstanding, personalised education for all students’
‘Provide an environment where students are offered every opportunity to maximise their potential, grow in confidence and above all be happy.
‘Working together, achieving success’
Hartlepool Aspire Multi-Academy Trust, is at present made up of Catcote Academy and Catcote Futures. They are committed to delivering first class education and opportunities for all their students. Also they currently operate over 5 sites: Catcote Academy, Catcote Sixth Form, Catcote Futures, The Vestry (Coffee shop based in Hartlepool Art Gallery), Catcote Metro (retail shop in Hartlepool shopping centre)
Catcote Academy caters for secondary and post-16 students with special educational needs.
The school caters for a wide range of needs including students with profound and multiple learning difficulties (PMLD), severe learning difficulties (SLD), moderate learning difficulties (MLD), those who have an autistic spectrum disorder (ASD) and those with identified social, emotional and mental health needs (SEMHD).
All students have an Educational, Health and Care Plan (EHC).
HOW I STARTED
I started at the age of nine and started boxing alongside my brothers who also boxed. I followed my elder brother’s example and began boxing. It was great fighting alongside family, as we were able to uplift each other and empathise with each other’s situations. Joe Gallagher trained myself and my brothers in the same gym. We all supported each other and it massively helped in my own journey, as we were able to help each other with the knowledge of the situations and challenges. It created a great environment to train in and be motivated as we all picked each other up when we happened to fall down.
MY GREATEST CHALLENGE
The biggest challenge in boxing is always making weight. Overcome it by staying disciplined and dedicated, ensure that you eat well and understand the importance of a balanced diet, whether you are cutting weight or making it. Always stay on course and dedicated to the challenge.
Outside of Boxing, I love to play Pool, Snooker and enjoy spending time with my children. As an athlete, I also enjoy food! My favourite food is a good Steak!
2 x British Champion (featherweight and Super Featherweight) Commonwealth Champion 2 x WBC Silver Champion 2 x World Title Challenger
Who are we?
Sports For Champions UK (CIC) in partnership with Catcote 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!
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.
Catcote Academy will be receiving an inspirational Virtual workshop from renowned Professional athlete Stephen Smith on the 7th of July 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?
Catcote Academy need to recover and rebuild after the national lockdown and with the help of a visit from Stephen Smith 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.
Catcote 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 Stephen Smith and to raise funds for key resources for Catcote 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.