Outwood Primary Academy Greystone are hosting an inspirational workshop with Amy Hillyard. Can you help us make it happen?
Outwood Primary Academy Greystone is a welcoming and supportive academy, with a relentless determination to provide the very best education for every child. They place children at the centre of everything they do, with a focus on creating a culture of success and a positive climate for learning.
They relish the opportunity to be part of the much needed regeneration of the areas they work in. They are serious about the part they have to play in regenerating the areas we serve by placing an outstanding school at the heart of the community.
To do this, they ensure that:
- students are always at the forefront of what they do, so they can help them to reach their potential
- that all their staff strive to be experts in their respective fields
- together, as a trust, they are obsessive about attaining the highest standards, thereby enhancing children’s life-chances.
Quite simply, they want to be known for placing:
Students first; raising standards and transforming lives.
I first found my love for athletics when I took part in Wolverhampton Regional Schools cross country Championships in Year 6, where I won and then got scouted to join my local club which was Wolverhampton & Bilston AC at the time. Throughout my first few years of taking part in this sport I enjoyed doing cross country and 800m. A few years later into the sport, I got approached by a coach from Birchfield Harriers where he thought I had talent, so I went down to the club for some training sessions and I eventually ended up moving clubs and changing events. At the age of 16 I got my first England vest to represent England in the Schools International and relay. I have achieved success over 60m, 200m, 300m, 400m and 800m so far in my career. My best successes are, Team England 4 x 300m – Schools International Gold, English Schools 300m – Silver, U20s England Champs 400m – Silver, UK School Games 300m – Bronze, UK School Games 4 x 300m – Silver, Midland Champs 400m – Gold, Midland Champs 200m – Gold, Midland Champs 60m – Gold, Welsh International (Championship Record) , U17s England Champs 300m – Bronze, Team England 200m – Bronze Welsh International. As an athlete you do go through injuries and setbacks but this only makes you stronger and more hungry to be the best you can.
Dream. Believe. Achieve.
"I love exercise, if I am not training for athletics then I love to dance, particularly Latin dancing such as salsa, as it expresses my personality. I try to follow a strict diet of eating everything in moderation to ensure I am fuelling my body correctly. However, I have a real big sweet tooth and do enjoy eating sweets and chocolate. I'm only human"
Who are we?
Sports For Champions UK (CIC) in partnership with Outwood Primary Academy Greystone 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.
Outwood Primary Academy Greystone is receiving an inspirational visit from renowned Professional athlete Amy Hillyard on the 18th of June 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?
Outwood Primary Academy Greystone need to recover and rebuild after the national lockdowns and with the help of a visit from Amy Hillyard 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.
Outwood Primary Academy Greystone 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 Amy Hillyard and to raise funds for key resources for Outwood Primary Academy Greystone.
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.