Richard De Clare Community Primary School

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

We did it
On 22nd June 2022 we successfully raised £535 with 35 supporters in 35 days

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

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

Richard De Clare Community 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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Here at Richard de Clare Community Academy all children are at the centre of everything that they do and the school also aim to ensure that all children have a happy and successful experience at the school. All that they do at Richard de Clare Community Academy is underpinned by their core school rules of being kind, being safe and being respectful. Richard De Clare Community Primary School also believe that all children have the right to be respected and have the responsibility to learn how to respect others. 

The school believe in the highest standards of behaviour and personal development and promote this by acknowledging and rewarding positive behaviours. As a fully inclusive school, they welcome all children and work closely with parents and outside agencies to make any necessary adaptations both before admission and during a child’s time in the school.

Richard De Clare Community Primary School place great importance on building a strong partnership between home and school. Children flourish when this partnership is good.

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 Richard De Clare Community 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.

Richard De Clare Community 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?

Richard De Clare Community 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.

Richard De Clare Community 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 Richard De Clare Community 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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