Livingstone Road Junior School are hosting an inspirational workshop with Team GB Double Mini Trampolinist Maddi Tarrant. Maddi needs your help to raise funds for vital training, medical and competition costs. This money will also help your school and other athletes across the country, find out more below!
Here at Livingstone Road Junior School, everything they plan is progressive, from EYFS to Year 6, including the curriculum, reading offer and behaviour policy. Children start their learning journey with Livingston at 4 years old and transfer to this junior school at the end of Year 2, to complete their primary journey to the end of Year 6. During their time at Livingstone Road Junior School all members of staff prepare the children to have the skills and knowledge they need to move onto the next stage of their learning.
HOW I STARTED
At the age of 4 my mum took me to Gymnastics because I was very energetic and my brother was attending the same club for trampolining. From the ages of 6-10, I was training on the trampolines and in artistic gymnastics alongside my brother. At the age of 11, I took to the Double Mini Trampoline after my first coach inspired me to give it a try, I was entered into a small regional competition, which I won, and this inspired me to continue pursuing the double mini, we began working on passes and honing in skills on the double mini trampoline. In 2016 I competed at the British Championships in Liverpool, I went into it wanting to have fun and enjoy my first experience on the national stage, I finished second and knew then that this would be the discipline I wanted to focus my training on for the future!
MY GREATEST ACHIEVEMENT
My greatest achievements are achieving a silver medal the World Age Group Championships in 2019. I was 15 at the time, wanting to reach the final, put through two passes, and land on my feet! However, after the pre-lims I found myself in second place going into the final and put through my second round of passes and was happy to have not only completed both but also look up at the board and see a silver world medal shown! I was over the moon as my parents had travelled to watch me compete and I knew that everyone at home was watching too!
MY GREATEST CHALLENGE
My greatest challenge was the COVID-19 pandemic. With a lot of time spent indoors and away from training, I found that my fitness had decreased mentally and physically. It was a major letdown as in April 2020 was a European Championships so going into the first lockdown I was at peak fitness and ready to compete, so, unfortunately, I had to take a break and return in early August of 2020 ready to train for a World Championships, but over this time a lot of muscle deterioration had taken place since I wasn’t able to train properly, which was a blessing in disguise as while it was a hard lesson to learn, it was extremely necessary for my understanding of muscle deterioration and how my body will act upon taking a break from training.
In my spare time, I enjoy drawing and being artsy in general and recently I have been really enjoying bullet journaling as it’s relaxing and lets me set out what I’ll be doing for the next month!
MY FUTURE GOALS
In the future, I am looking to be competing with the team in the Birmingham World Championships with my ultimate goal being to move over to Cirque Du Soleil to be a performer!
Who are Sports For Champions?
Sports For Champions UK (CIC) in partnership with Livingstone Road Junior 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! Your young people have been invited to join a sponsored fitness circuit led by a Professional athlete, 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 we have perfected our inspirational events and they are guaranteed to deliver for your school and pupils!
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 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.
Livingstone Road Junior School will be receiving an inspirational visit from renowned Team GB Double Mini Trampolinist Maddi Tarrant on the 19th of July 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?
Livingstone Road Junior School is promoting health and wellbeing throughout the school and with the help of a visit from Maddi Tarrant, this will be enhanced as a school, they are also focussing on encouraging diversity and raising the aspirations of the pupils through sport.
Livingstone Road Junior School 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 all parents to help make it a memorable event for the pupils with the help of Double Mini Trampolinist Maddi Tarrant and to raise funds for key resources for Livingstone Road Junior 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.