St Gerardine Primary School are hosting an inspirational workshop with Chris Bennett. Can you help us make it happen?
St Gerardine School values are for everyone to be:
The school's Vision:
Through a fun, purposeful and challenging curriculum, they encourage every child to develop their potential, equipping them with the skills required for life-long learning.
By creating a positive, safe, secure and welcoming environment, differences are celebrated, every child matters and everyone is valued and included.
They develop confident individuals through recognising and celebrating success and achievements both in and out of school.
All members of the school actively work together to develop a positive and engaging partnership with the wider community, promoting high standards and successful learning.
The school's Aims:
At St Gerardine School, they aim to help every learner develop the knowledge, skills and attributes for learning, life and work, which are encapsulated in the four capacities:
- Successful Learners
- Confident Individuals
- Responsible Citizens
- Effective Contributors.
Chris Bennett has been in the sport of athletics since the age of 13. He first represented Scotland in 2006 firstly at the Schools International and then at the inaugural UK School Games in Glasgow the same year where he set a new Scottish Record while also winning the Gold Medal. In 2008 Chris broke the U20 Scottish Record
Chris has continued compete through the age groups and establishing himself in the rankings. Chris has travelled in widely throughout his career to compete and train. In 2014 at the Commonwealth Games in his home city of Glasgow Chris represented Scotland making it to the final. Through hard work and training Chris was chosen to represent Great Britain at the European Championships in Amsterdam in 2016 where he qualified for the final. He was then chosen to represent Great Britain at the Olympic Games in Rio which was a great honour as well as an opportunity to learn all about what it takes to compete at World Class Level.
In 2017 Chris competed at the World Championships in London for British Athletics and the following year he represented Scotland at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in the Gold Coast in Australia.
Who are we?
Sports For Champions UK (CIC) in partnership with St Gerardine 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 Gerardine Primary School will be receiving an inspirational visit from renowned Professional athlete Chris Bennett on the 25th 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?
St Gerardine Primary School need to recover and rebuild after the national lockdown and with the help of a visit from Chris Bennett 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.
St Gerardine 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 Chris Bennett and to raise funds for key resources for St Gerardine 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.