Fir Vale School are hosting an inspirational workshop with Kevin Metzger. Can you help us make it happen?
Past and present students met in June 2020 to articulate what Fir Vale School stands for. This is what they said:
Fir Vale School is made up of loads of different ethnicities. They are all humans. Together, and they believe they are part of the makeup of Britain.
Fir Vale should celebrate success, hard work and achievement, and take pride in what they do. Also have confidence in themselves and show respect for their environment and communities.
They should take an interest in learning about what they have in common and be kind to one another - treat others as you want to be treated.
They also want everyone to be safe and comfortable at Fir Vale School.
If you see someone you don’t know, take the step to make them feel comfortable – uplifting others makes them and others feel better.
Also they should take opportunity to experience things outside their own culture.
Fir Vale have an opportunity to shape the future. They live in a democracy where they should have a chance to vote. They should use that opportunity.
"Be determined, never give up; sometimes things are hard but there is light at the end of the tunnel"
Respect good laws that are there for all of their safety and protection.
Help others when they can, do charity work and help in your local community.
I grew up in Manchester and have always loved sports. I first realised I was good at sports when I started doing cross country for school when I was 8 years old. I won my first cross country for my primary school and continued to win until year 6.
When I was 10 I started to play football and was scouted for Rochdale academy where I played as a striker for 5 years. I began training for athletics when I was 11 to keep fit for football during the summer. I realised I really enjoyed athletics so I carried on doing long jump and sprinting alongside football.
I fractured my pelvis when I was 14 which put me out for 3 months. When I came back I tried a new event (triple jump) and within 3 months became the best u15 in the country. I carried on doing athletics and football for the next 2 years. Playing for Manchester city and Burnley academy, also becoming the best u17 jumper in the country.
When I was 16 I quit football to focus just on athletics and have been doing athletics ever since. The next year I came second at England u20s which meant I got to represent England at the Welsh international where I came second. When I was 18 I became the best u20 triple jumper in the country, but after this I had to have knee surgery which put me out for over a year.
The next year I sprinted and the year after that I returned to triple jump, winning silver in the England u23 championships. Last year, I returned to full fitness and won gold at the England u23 championships. I also tried sprinting for the first time and made the semi-finals of the British championships. Next year I plan to continue sprinting and triple jumping and hope to make the Olympic team for the first time.
My dream is to one day win at the Olympics and become the best triple jumper in the world.
Who are we?
Sports For Champions UK (CIC) in partnership with Fir Vale 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.
Fir Vale School will be receiving an inspirational visit from renowned Professional athlete Kevin Metzger on the 28th of June 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?
Fir Vale School need to recover and rebuild after the national lockdown and with the help of a visit from Kevin Metzger 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.
Fir Vale 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 Kevin Metzger and to raise funds for key resources for Fir Vale 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.