To support the mental and physical health of the pupils by hosting an inspirational workshop.
by Sports For Champions UK (CIC) in St Albans, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
Mount Pleasant Lane School are hosting an inspirational workshop with London 2012 Olympian James Dasaolu. James 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!
Mount Pleasant Lane Primary School is a 1.5 form entry school for children from 3 to 11 years old set in very spacious grounds in Bricket Wood on the outskirts of St Albans.
The school are part of the Spiral Partnership Trust: a multi-academy trust which specialises in developing excellent primary schools. They also collaborate with the other schools in the Trust to ensure that teaching and learning is of the highest standard possible.
Mount Pleasant Lane is a happy, safe and enjoyable place for every child, where they will be challenged and motivated to learn. The school want all children to be excited about learning and work closely with all families to make sure that happens. It is the school's belief that every child should have the opportunity to be the best they can be; to enjoy their schooling and achieve as well as they can. Learning is for life and everyone associated with the school, aim to give the children the best skills and knowledge possible to equip them for life beyond primary school.
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 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 include cooking, fitness and music. I love cooking a range of different meals, although my favourite has to be a classic steak!
Sports For Champions UK (CIC) in partnership with Mount Pleasant Lane 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.
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.
Mount Pleasant Lane School will be receiving an inspirational visit from renowned London 2012 Olympian James Dasaolu 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.
Mount Pleasant Lane School 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.
Mount Pleasant Lane 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.
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 Mount Pleasant Lane 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.