The St Marys RC Primary School Fundraiser

by Sports For Champions UK (CIC) in Newton Aycliffe, County Durham, United Kingdom

We did it
On 28th June 2022 we successfully raised £697 with 33 supporters in 42 days

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

by Sports For Champions UK (CIC) in Newton Aycliffe, County Durham, United Kingdom

New stretch target


St Mary's RC Primary School are hosting an inspirational workshop with Rio 2016 Olympian Chris Bennett. Can you help us make it happen?

The School 

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St Mary’s RC Primary School are a small and friendly school offering all children a highly creative and innovative education. The school match high expectations in learning and teaching with fun, exciting and inspirational experiences to engage all pupils.

The strengths of all staff enable personalised learning for children, whatever their needs and abilities, encouraging all children to build upon their talents and develop their skills.

St Marys RC Primary School  encourage parents to build a partnership with school and they believe that working together, the school also prepare children to become confident, lifelong learners, thus equipping them to succeed as model citizens in their community.

As a Catholic School, they have close links with St Mary’s Church community; part of the Holy Family Parish in Newton Aycliffe and Catholic values underpin their ethos.

Who's coming? 

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HOW I STARTED

I started athletics in school after a teacher recognised my skills in PE and sports day. I started training after school, and eventually began competing in athletics competitions regionally and nationally! I enjoyed it so much I began to dedicate my all to it, my passion only grew bigger from there. I first represented Scotland in 2006 at the School’s International and then at the inaugural UK School Games in Glasgow the same year where I set a new Scottish record while also winning the gold medal. After that, in 2008, I then broke the under 20 Scottish record.

MY GREATEST ACHIEVEMENT

My greatest achievement is undoubtedly appearing in the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games, performing in front of my home crowd was an experience I will never forget, the atmosphere was fantastic, and I couldn’t get over the roar of the crowd, it was immense! 

MY HOBBIES

In my free time I enjoy cooking and keeping myself fit and ready for the next tournament! I love cooking a wide range of different meals, but I will always find myself coming back to the classic Sunday roast! 

Who are we?

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Sports For Champions UK (CIC) in partnership with St Marys 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 Marys RC Primary School will be receiving an inspirational visit from renowned Rio 2016 Olympian Chris Bennett on the 23rd 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 Marys RC Primary School is promoting health and wellbeing throughout the school and with the help of a visit from Chris Bennett, this will be enhanced as a school, they are also focussing on encouraging diversity and raising the aspirations of the pupils through sport.

St Marys 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 Rio 2016 Olympian Chris Bennett and to raise funds for key resources for St Marys 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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