Parrett and Axe CofE Primary School are hosting an inspirational workshop with Robert Mitchell. Can you help us make it happen?
Parrett and Axe is a wonderful school set in the heart picturesque West Dorset just over the Somerset border between Crewkerne and Beaminster. Christian values are at the heart of everything they do and at the centre of their learning. They are very proud that visitors to the school comment positively on the high-quality teaching and learning, caring ethos and outstanding behaviour that they observe while inside the building.
It is the school’s priority to provide a stimulating environment where children grow and develop in safe and supportive surroundings and become equipped with skills for life-long learning. Children at Parrett and Axe are recognised as unique individuals, with specific talents and needs.
As a village school, they also aim to work in close partnership with parents and the local community. Parrett and Axe CofE Primary School welcomes many visitors into school to support and enhance the children’s learning and will regularly see all members of the school out and about in the locality, making full use of the stimulating environment and encouraging pupils to develop their citizenship.
Having started high jump at the age of 16 at school breaking the school record I gained my first international in Paris aged 17 in 1997. Working my way through the ranks as an amateur I jumped 2m 25 (Olympic Qualifying) at the age of 20years old. Having been ranked 2nd in Europe for my event in that year I broke the southern English record and the National Record for welsh. Competing on the international scene for 13years all over the world and making European finals not to mention 2 commonwealth games finals in both Manchester and Melbourne Australia..
Who are we?
Sports For Champions UK (CIC) in partnership with Parrett and Axe CofE 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!
SFC 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%. SFC is a government audited organization that is voluntarily registered with the Fundraising Regulator. You can support the initiative with assurance.
During the assembly, SFC 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, SFC envision youth growing in all walks of life as healthy, [pro] active community-minded talents.
Alongside Team SFC, 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 CIC 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.
Parrett and Axe CofE Primary School will be receiving an inspirational visit from renowned Professional athlete Robert Mitchell on the 19th of November 2021 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?
Parrett and Axe CofE Primary School need to recover and rebuild after the national lockdown and with the help of a visit from Robert Mitchell the pupils and teachers will be given the tools to respond to issues like a pandemic, begin to focus on friendships and social engagement all while improving their physical and mental well being.
Parrett and Axe CofE Primary School will benefit from the money raised to invest in key front-line services and equipment.
How can you help?
We're asking all parents to help make it a memorable event for the pupils with the help of Robert Mitchell and to raise funds for key resources for Parrett and Axe CofE 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.