The Copperfield Academy Fundraiser

by Sports For Champions UK (CIC) in Gravesend, Kent, United Kingdom

We did it
On 13th June 2022 we successfully raised £77 with 7 supporters in 48 days

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

by Sports For Champions UK (CIC) in Gravesend, Kent, United Kingdom

Copperfield Academy are hosting an inspirational workshop with London 2012 Olympian James Dasaolu. Can you help us make it happen?

The School 

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Here, at Copperfield Academy, children are at the centre of all they do.

Copperfield Academies vision

‘Children are their Priority, Change is the Reality, Collaboration is the Strategy’

Copperfield Academy are delighted to publicly share that this has been formally recognised in their most recent Ofsted inspection and, despite 18 months of globally challenging times, they have proven themselves, and are now embarking upon the next stage of their journey towards highly effective care, education and provision that they desire to be recognised as truly exceptional.

Copperfield Academy can confidently state that:

  • ‘Children are their priority’. They are front and centre at their diverse and multicultural school
  • Children get off to a flying start in Nursery and Reception – there is a palpable buzz in Nursery and Reception classes
  • The pupils are proud of their school and their work
  • The pupils listen intently to their teachers
  • The pupils are well-behaved and relish all that school has to offer
  • The pupils are unfailingly polite and friendly
  • The pupils learn and play harmoniously together
  • The pupils say that ‘difference is welcomed at the school, and they stand up for each other’
  • There is a strong feeling of camaraderie and teamwork
  • All staff feel valued
  • Copperfield Academy have established a culture where the well-being and safety of pupils are paramount

Who's coming? 

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HOW I STARTED

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 in-spite 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.

MY GREATEST ACHIEVEMENT

My greatest achievement is undoubtedly representing Team GB and Great britain in the London 2012 Olympic Games. Being at home and competing is such a unique feeling, and it feels even better when you’re competing at the largest tournament on the planet! It was an electrifying experience, and I loved every moment! 

MY HOBBIES

My hobbies include cooking, fitness and music. I love cooking a range of different meals, although my favourite has to be a classic steak!

Who are we?

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Sports For Champions UK (CIC) in partnership with Copperfield Academy 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.

Copperfield Academy will be receiving an inspirational visit from renowned London 2012 Olympian James Dasaolu on the 13th of June 2022 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?

Copperfield Academy is promoting health and wellbeing throughout the school and with the help of a visit from James Dasaolu, this will be enhanced as a school, they are also focussing on encouraging diversity and raising the aspirations of the pupils through sport.

Copperfield Academy will benefit from the money raised as they will be able to invest in new equipment and fund opportunities for the children in afterschool clubs.

How can you help?

We're asking all parents to help make it a memorable event for the pupils with the help of London 2012 Olympian James Dasaolu and to raise funds for key resources for Copperfield Academy.

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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