The Gosbecks Primary School Fundraiser

by Sports For Champions UK (CIC) in Colchester, Essex, United Kingdom

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

by Sports For Champions UK (CIC) in Colchester, Essex, United Kingdom

Gosbecks Primary School are hosting an inspirational workshop with British Champion Ezekiel Ewulo. Can you help us make it happen?

The School 

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Gosbecks Primary School are committed to helping children to achieve their potential and ‘To be the Best They Can Be.’ Every decision that the school make in school reflects this aim and their broad and balanced curriculum is designed to give all children the opportunities that they need to become confident, happy, responsible and successful, ready for their next steps in learning and the world. 

Gosbecks Primary School's curriculum aims to develop the whole child, teaching them academic, physical, cultural awareness, emotional wellbeing and social skills. They also strongly believe in teaching character and values that all parents would want their children to have such as: tolerance, kindness and aspiration. As learners, they teach them how to develop creative thinking, independence and resilience. 

The school believe that children thrive when they feel safe, enjoy their learning and are challenged to achieve their best. All of the teachers have high expectations of the children, but also offer strong pastoral care and support whenever it is needed. This inclusive school, recognises that every child is unique and they celebrate and reward their individual talents and achievements.

Who's coming? 

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HOW I STARTED

I had always been somewhat athletic, but I had never competed until one day at the age of 15 one of my friends had asked me to come down to the track. A coach asked me to try the long jump and I picked up the skill extremely quickly. In my third competition, I came eighth at England Under 17 Championships. It was at that point I decided to focus on the long jump. I quickly improved and began dominating the junior scene. I transitioned into a senior athlete shortly after, and kept improving! 

MY GREATEST ACHIEVEMENTS

Becoming British champion in 2011. I was incredibly unwell at the competition, however, I managed to produce a winning distance on my final jump! I felt tremendously proud and glad that all of my hard work had paid off especially since I was able to win despite feeling unwell. It felt great to call myself the champion of Great Britain! 

MY GREATEST CHALLENGE

Balancing university and training as they were not part of the same institution. I would regularly be in California training whilst my classes would take place in London. I had to be very disciplined to make sure my work was completed on time. Thankfully, I was able to conquer this challenge and move onto newer and bigger goals!

MY HOBBIES

In my spare time, I love going to the cinema, dancing and going to funfairs or theme parks! I am a massive film lover, and going to the cinema is a lot of fun. I also enjoy dancing! It keeps me in shape, and is fun! Another hobby of mine is going to funfairs or theme parks and riding rollercoasters. I enjoy the rush and they are always a great day out! My favourite meal is probably a palm oil bean stew with some plantain! 

MY FUTURE GOALS

My future goals are to finish my International career in great physical and mental health, and to be able to help other athletes progress to the levels I have reached in sport, and beyond! Through mentoring, management and physical training, I hope to aid athletes in finding their path and achieving their wildest dreams!

Who are we?

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Sports For Champions UK (CIC) in partnership with Gosbecks 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.

Gosbecks Primary School will be receiving an inspirational visit from renowned British Champion Ezekiel Ewulo on the 21st 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?

Gosbecks Primary School is promoting health and wellbeing throughout the school and with the help of a visit from Ezekiel Ewulo, this will be enhanced as a school, they are also focussing on encouraging diversity and raising the aspirations of the pupils through sport.

Gosbecks Primary School 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 British Champion Ezekiel Ewulo and to raise funds for key resources for Gosbecks 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.

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