St Helens Primary School are hosting an inspirational workshop with Issa Batrane. Can you help us make it happen?
St Helens Primary School is a small community school with a big heart!
St Helens Primary School has a very strong ethos. You feel it as soon as you enter the building. It influences everything they do.
It is about developing the whole child through their core values of Citizenship, Creativity, Spirituality, Independence. It is about preparing each and every child for a lifetime of learning in a safe and nurturing family atmosphere, with equal opportunities for all and a commitment to high standards.
Their aims :
- to create a family atmosphere where every child and parent feels happy and welcomed
- to combine the happy environment with high expectations of work and behaviour
- to ensure every child fulfils his or her potential and that they celebrate the achievements of all children
- to equip every child with the skills needed for a lifetime of learning, encouraging independence and self-motivation
- to ensure every child is stimulated and challenged but also has fun!
- to develop in every child high self esteem and self confidence
- to help children become well-rounded members of society by aiding their development intellectually, physically, socially, emotionally, creatively, morally and spiritually
- to promote equality of opportunity, and teach that tolerance, courtesy, good manners and respect for others are very important qualities
- to welcome children with Special Education Needs (SEND) and include them in the life of the school
- to establish strong partnerships with parents, other schools and the wider community, encouraging two-way communication and involvement
- to encourage good health through healthy eating and involvement in well-mannered, co-operative team games
HOW I STARTED
I started playing indoor volleyball after my local club came to my secondary school. At 17 I went full time and in my first summer was asked to compete in the beach version, with the rest being history. At 23 I have won back to back British titles.
MY GREATEST CHALLENGE
The Covid19 pandemic dashed my plans to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics, and moving to the Netherlands to train. The level of the game is more intense and living in a foreign country has its challenges, but technology helps me keep in touch with my family.
I love Tennis, Football, Basketball and the NFL. I have been known to cook up a storm in the kitchen and also have a big interest in shoes (a lot of friends will vouch that perhaps it is too big an interest!)
Who are we?
Sports For Champions UK (CIC) in partnership with St Helens 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.
St Helens Primary School is receiving an inspirational virtual visit from renowned Professional athlete Issa Batrane on the 17th of May 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 Helens Primary School need to recover and rebuild after the national lockdown and with the help of a visit from Issa Batrane 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 Helens 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 Issa Batrane and to raise funds for key resources for St Helens 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.