Abu Bakr Primary School are hosting an inspirational workshop with 2021 Olympian Beth Dobbin. Can you help us make it happen?
Abu Bakr Primary School are an ambitious, high-performing, Islamic Primary School that offer a tremendous range of opportunities for students to progress and achieve success academically, socially and personally.
The School provides a nurturing, caring and supportive environment; one where they build confidence, self-esteem and respect for all as a platform for academic achievement and excellence. They believe that good discipline has a central part to play in the development of young people and so there are clear expectations of students in the classroom, in their conduct around the school and on their way to and from the school.
Abu Bakr Primary School are proud of the increasingly effective partnership that they foster between parents, pupils and the school community because the school know that their students’ successes are enhanced when they work together and support each other in an environment of mutual respect, tolerance and self-discipline.
Abu Bakr Primary School are committed to a culture of high aspirations, high expectations and high standards for every pupil – not only in the form of academic achievement but also the development of character as guided by the teachings of the Qur’an and Sunnah of their beloved Prophet Muhammad.
At the age of 14, my dad took me to the local athletics track where the coaches discovered my talent for sprinting. After struggling for a few years with illnesses, I finally had a breakthrough year when I won a silver medal in the English Schools Athletics Championships over 200m.
Later that year, I moved to Loughborough University to study Psychology due to its renowned success with both academics and sports. There I met my current coach, former Commonwealth 200m Champion Leon Baptiste. I had a successful year running PB’s over the 60m and 200m. I also won a silver medal at the UK Indoor U20 Championships and was selected to represent Scotland at the Welsh Internationals. The following year, I had a successful indoor season, running a PB over the 60m and a bronze medal over the 200m at the Scottish Senior Indoor Championships, however illness led to me not completing a full outdoor season this year.
In 2015, I bounced back from illness to have another successful indoor season. There, I ran a PB in every competition and won a silver medal in both the Scottish Senior Indoor Championships and BUCs Indoor Championships along the way, yet one week prior to me opening up my outdoor season, I suffered a stress response in my foot and was unable to compete at all that summer. Again, I bounced back and this time myself and my coach decided not to focus on indoors, so in 2016 I competed only twice indoors over the 60m running a personal best. I opened up my outdoor season with a silver medal at BUCs and equalling my outdoor PB. From this, I was selected to represent Scotland twice in both the Belfast and Loughborough International, where I finished second in the match race.
Due to the struggles that I have faced in my own career, I love to visit schools and really encourage children to believe that if you truly believe in yourself, you can do anything that you put your mind to.
Who are we?
Sports For Champions UK (CIC) in partnership with Abu Bakr 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!
Sports For Champions 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%. Sports For Champions is an audited organization that is voluntarily registered with the Fundraising Regulator. You can support the initiative with assurance.
During the assembly, Sports For Champions 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, Sports For Champions envision youth growing in all walks of life as healthy, [pro] active community-minded talents.
Alongside Team Sports For Champions, 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 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.
Abu Bakr Primary School will be receiving an inspirational visit from renowned 2021 Olympian Beth Dobbin on the 9th of December 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?
Abu Bakr Primary School need to recover and rebuild after the national lockdown and with the help of a visit from Beth Dobbin 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.
Abu Bakr 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 2021 Olympian Beth Dobbin and to raise funds for key resources for Abu Bakr 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.