The St Edmunds RC Primary School Fundraiser

by Sports For Champions UK (CIC) in Manchester, Greater Manchester, United Kingdom

We did it
On 15th June 2022 we successfully raised £15 with 2 supporters in 49 days

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

by Sports For Champions UK (CIC) in Manchester, Greater Manchester, United Kingdom

St Edmunds RC Primary School are hosting an inspirational workshop with 5 times Paralympian Beverley Jones. Can you help us make it happen?

The School 

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St Edmunds RC Primary School Mission Statement

To help focus all minds on how to achieve this Mission Statement, they have separated it into three different areas; Family, Faith and Relationships.

St Edmunds RC Primary School also aim to support and guide all families

 

  • St Edmunds RC Primary School invite all who come through their doors to experience the warmth and love of God.
  • St Edmunds RC Primary School invite family members to participate in acts of collective worship, recognising the importance of their help throughout their Journey in Faith.
  • St Edmunds RC Primary School welcome children and families of all faiths, while celebrating and embrace their differences.
  • St Edmunds RC Primary School help all families through organisations such as Caritas, Fareshare, Wood Street Mission and other health & social care services. They know who they can turn to when they need help and guidance.
  • St Edmunds RC Primary School provide opportunities for all parents to get involved in learning via an online learning platform, Class Dojo, reading activities and homework. 
  • St Edmunds RC Primary School support the local community as well those who are less fortunate in other countries via their charity work with CAFOD & St. Joseph’s Penny collections.
  • Through the school's SMSC curriculum, ‘Caritas in Action’, they learn to be ‘Ambassadors for Change’.
  • St Edmunds RC Primary School offer an holistic approach for children and help them engage with early nurturing experiences. This gives them the social and emotional skills to do well at school and with peers, develop their resilience and their capacity to deal more confidently with the trials and tribulations of life, for life.
  • St Edmunds RC Primary School help them know & value who they are and understand how they relate to other people in this ever-changing world.
  • St Edmunds RC Primary School older pupils (GIFT team & Prefects) are role models to the younger children, helping them to follow the Gospel Values.
  • St Edmunds RC Primary School's Junior Leadership Team (JLT) help to improve the school by reviewing & evaluating their policies. They help other children to understand how to stay safe and well.

Who's coming? 

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How I Started

I was born in Queensferry in North Wales. I have Cerebral Palsy and I first began playing cricket for Wales hen I was 21, I was in the team that beat England at Lords in 1996! In 2000 I was selected for Team GB at the Summer Paralympics, competing in the T38 sprint. I was then selected for a further four Paralympic Games. 

My Greatest Achievement

My greatest achievement is winning the bronze medal at the London 2012 Summer Paralympic Games. It was immense, I recall standing on the podium as a tear dropped down my face! It was a feeling of pride and joy that I can’t explain as when I was born, my parents were told I wouldn’t be able to walk! 

My Greatest Challenge

My greatest setback has always been having Cerebral Palsy. When I was young, I was told that I would never be able to walk. These critics gave me a drive, a fire lit within me. I wanted to prove everyone wrong, so I kept working towards my goals, and after I had already began competing within cricket, and other different competitions, I managed to be selected for the T38 sprint in the 2000 Summer Paralympics. After being told I would never be able to walk, and there I was, sprinting in the Paralympics!

My Hobbies

My hobbies include going to the cinema, reading and listening to music! I love all types of media, from films to books. I listen to lots of classical music too! I love fictional books like Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter! 

Who are we?

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Sports For Champions UK (CIC) in partnership with St Edmunds RC 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.

St Edmunds RC Primary School will be receiving an inspirational visit from renowned 5 times Paralympian Beverley Jones on the 15th 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?

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

St Edmunds RC 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 5 times Paralympian Beverley Jones and to raise funds for key resources for St Edmunds RC 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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