Hillcrest Primary School are hosting an inspirational workshop with James Dasaolu. Can you help us make it happen?
Hillcrest Primary School aim for all pupils, as learners, to:
- Feel safe and valued as part of a caring community that celebrates success.
- Experience and actively participate in a relevant, enjoyable curriculum that evolves to meet the needs of all.
- Inspire an ‘enquiring’ mind and ask questions.
- Be independent thinkers / learners who are able to seek solutions creatively and co-operatively.
- Be able to listen and articulate responses showing consideration to others.
- Be polite and courteous.
- Be proactive in our responsibilities towards the community, society, the environment and economy, linking ‘real life’ with our learning.
- Understand and respect diversity.
- Develop a sense of self esteem: be well balanced and healthy individuals.
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 Hillcrest 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.
Hillcrest Primary School will be receiving an inspirational visit from renowned Professional athlete James Dasaolu on the 21st 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?
Hillcrest Primary School 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.
Hillcrest 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 James Dasaolu and to raise funds for key resources for Hillcrest 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.