Eastnor Parochial Primary School are hosting an inspirational workshop with Jaydon Paddock. Can you help us make it happen?
Eastnor C of E Primary is an outstanding rural school with a roll of approximately 100 pupils. Eastnor has a catchment that covers a wide rural area and many of their families choose to travel to the school from neighbouring villages in both Herefordshire and Worcestershire.
The staff are privileged to be able to educate children in such beautiful surroundings. The school is situated on one of the most beautiful estates in England, lying at the foot of the Malvern Hills. It sits at the heart of Eastnor village next to the famous castle with its arboretum and lake, and a beautiful deer park, all of which are used by the school regularly. They believe that they are able to offer all of their pupils an education that is truly unique.
Eastnor is a Church of England School. It was judged to be ‘outstanding’ in its church inspection (March 2018) which celebrated the school’s strong Christian ethos and set of values. Ofsted also judged the school to be outstanding in every aspect of its work during its most recent inspection. Since then they have continued to strive for even higher standards and greater progress.
The school sets high expectations for every child which results in very high standards. Indeed they consistently produce some of the best key stage 2 results in the county.
My mum tells the story of me forever climbing and hanging on to everything I could and everything I shouldn’t! So, at the age of 2 & 1/2 years old my journey as an Artistic Gymnast began. At the age of 5, I was selected into my first development squad & began to regularly train 15-19 hrs per week. School, travelling & training became my life.
But at the age of 7, after moving to a new club, my little gymnastics world crumbled when I was released from the artistic squad being told that my strength development was slower than other gymnasts my age & that I ‘would never become the gymnast that the coach & my parents wanted me to be. My parents obviously didn’t share the truth with me as they knew the upset it had already caused me.
After much discussion, it was advised to move across to Tumbling where I met my existing coach – Chris Porter. From that point, I have never looked back. I maintained a 15 hours per week training schedule around school with not much other time to do anything else however, I loved gymnastics so at that age, it was no sacrifice. I developed a real love for Tumbling & my coach really invested in me by ensuring I was constantly working on getting the basics right. I had great success in many competitions from the start but my first hurdle came when I had qualified to compete in my first British Championships at 9 years old. It was the biggest competition I had competed in so far & was at the NIA, Birmingham. I was so excited!! The preliminary stages of the competition went great but I allowed the nerves to get to me on finals day & I didn’t even make it to the end of the track after pulling out of one of my runs mid-way through & landing on my neck! This was to be my first lesson in failure.
Who are we?
Sports For Champions UK (CIC) in partnership with Eastnor Parochial Primary 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.
The Disraeli School will be receiving an inspirational visit from renowned Professional athlete Jaydon Paddock on the 1st 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?
Eastnor Parochial Primary School need to recover and rebuild after the national lockdown and with the help of a visit from Jaydon Paddock 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.
Eastnor Parochial Primary 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 Jaydon Paddock and to raise funds for key resources for Eastnor Parochial Primary 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.