Bilingual Montessori School of Paris Fundraiser

by Sports For Champions UK (CIC) in Paris, France

We did it
On 17th October 2023 we successfully raised £190 with 3 supporters in 28 days

To support the mental and physical health of the pupils by hosting an inspirational workshop.

by Sports For Champions UK (CIC) in Paris, France


The Bilingual Montessori School of Paris is hosting an inspirational workshop with Tokyo Olympic Swimming Gold Medalist Jordan Catchpole. Jordan needs your help to raise funds for vital training, medical and competition costs. This money will also help a charity of the school's choice and other aspiring athletes, find out more below!

Established in 1972, the school offers a unique bilingual Montessori education for children from 2 through 12 years of age.

Sport plays an important role in child development, offering various benefits in addition to physical fitness such as resilience, perseverance, discipline and respect for rules. This exceptional event is hoped to inspire the children through learning about how Jordan became a successful athlete and also allow the children to take part in exercises that will test their perseverance. 

Who's Coming?

How I started:

I got into my sport through my Granddad who chucked me into the pool ever since I was a baby. I started swimming lessons at the age of four, and my first ever coach recognised my talent and came over to me after a lesson, told me a had a lot of talent, and she chatted to my parents and just told me to stick with it and that she was sure I could get really far, so we stuck with it.

My Greatest Achievement:

My greatest achievement is winning a gold medal in Tokyo, and also obtaining my MBE. I remember walking into Buckingham Palace and being gobsmacked. Everything was perfect, and so big, it was like walking into a shopping centre! I was part of a group of other athletes, but there were a lot of other people there being awarded different awards. It was a very surreal experience!

My Greatest Challenge:

My greatest challenge was overcoming depression, it took it out of me for three or four years. It took me out of training and made me not want to train or have any belief in myself in fact. There were two different times when this peaked, before the Worlds in Mexico, I had trained for a year leading up to it, but then it was cancelled as an earthquake had hit the nation. The second instance was going from 2019 into 2020 as I had qualified for the Paralympics around a month before the first lockdown, but once that hit, I had to move up to Manchester for training but I fell to another low after this period as it was a very tumultuous and uncertain time for everyone.

My Podcast:

Check out my podcast to learn more about me and my career. Maybe it will inspire you to write some questions for me ahead of the event! 

My Hobbies:

Outside of Swimming I enjoy playing Golf and five-a-side football in my free time. It’s the best bit of social time I get outside of training around the team!

My Future Aspirations:

In the future I would like to go to Paris and come away with at least three gold medals. I would also like to break the 100m Backstroke, the 200m Freestyle, and the 4x100m Relay world record too!

Who are Sports For Champions?


Sports For Champions UK (CIC), in partnership with The Bilingual Montessori School of Paris are running a fundraiser to help support athletes and also a charity chosen by the children at the school. 

Great news! Sports For Champions UK (CIC) will visit the school on the 16th of October! The children have been invited to join a sponsored fitness circuit led by a Professional athlete and the school's sports teachers, who will educate, enable, and empower participants with a view to inspiring them to be the champions of tomorrow.

While we're not all athletically inclined we strongly encourage participation, all young people have talent and require inspiration to pursue their dreams - whatever they may be! After 12 years of success Sports for Champions have perfected their inspirational events for the schools that they visit!

Sports For Champions events are held in support of schools, which keep 60% of the remaining funds raised to spend on a charity of their choice. Professional athletes in need of support are the only other beneficiaries from the remaining 40%. Sports For Champions is an audited organisation that is voluntarily registered with the Fundraising Regulator. Meaning you can support the initiative with assurance.


What will happen on the day?

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 engage in invaluable work within local communities to support their 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 additional funds to go towards 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 Bilingual Montessori School of Paris will be receiving an inspirational visit from renowned Tokyo Olympic Swimming Gold Medalist Jordan Catchpole on the 16th of October 2023 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?

The Bilingual Montessori School of Paris wants to encourage perseverance, resilience and a balanced lifestyle through the weekly sports lessons and with the help of a visit from Jordan Catchpole this will be further enhanced.

The Bilingual Montessori School of Paris will benefit from the money raised as they will be able to provide new equipment and fund opportunities for the children in afterschool clubs.

How can you help?

We're asking families and friends to help make it a memorable event for the pupils with the help of Tokyo Olympic Swimming Gold Medalist Jordan Catchpole and to raise funds for the athletes and the chosen charity of The Bilingual Montessori School of Paris.

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.

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