The Woolden Hill Primary School Fundraiser

by Sports For Champions UK (CIC) in Leicester, Leicestershire, United Kingdom

The Woolden Hill Primary School Fundraiser
We did it
On 7th October 2021 we successfully raised £140 with 12 supporters in 21 days

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

by Sports For Champions UK (CIC) in Leicester, Leicestershire, United Kingdom

Woolden Hill Primary School are hosting an inspirational workshop with James Dasaolu. Can you help us make it happen?

The School 

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Woolden Hill Primary School is an Ofsted Rated Good School, in the village of Anstey. The school is a one form entry primary school that has an intake of 30 pupils for each class. The school has been open for over 40 years. In that time They have gained a well respected reputation throughout the area for delivering fantastic results and giving children the best possible start in life. The school pride themselves on their high standards of teaching; ensuring that all children receive the best possible education as well as have an enjoyable school experience.

Mission Statement

At Woolden Hill they strive to ensure that all children achieve high aspirations and celebrate success through a creative and inspiring curriculum. The school will also foster mutual respect for all and develop confident, independent and resilient learners who are effective citizens in an ever-changing technological society

School Aims:

To inspire and motivate children to develop curiosity, academic success and develop high aspirations for the future.

To develop pupils who are independent, resilient and have the ability to persevere when challenged.

To develop technologically competent and resourceful pupils to ensure that they can interact adapt to the ever-changing global community.

To keep all children safe and teach them the skills to make decisions which allow themselves to be safe through controlled risk taking.

To celebrate and share personal and collaborative achievements to create a school-wide culture of success.

To encourage children to make choices which promote a healthy body and  mind. The children will have respect and tolerance for themselves and each other

Who's coming? 

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I began my career in competitive athletics relatively late, first competing in 2006 as a seventeen year old. As a result I had a limited youth and junior career. However, having begun late, I made steady and significant improvements in my first few years, 10.75 to 10.26 in the space of two seasons. My most significant improvement came in 2009 with me running a time of 10.09 which ranked me third in the UK, and ranked me amongst the quickest guys in Europe as well as the UK, but unfortunately that season ended early with injury. So it was not until 2010 where I first got the opportunity to represent my country, which was at the European Championships in Barcelona. I continued to struggle with injury, although inspite of this I was still able to be one of the quickest men in the UK, but did not fully reach my potential, as of a result of all my injuries, until I changed coach in 2012 and made the 2012 London Olympic Team. In the following years I went on to run a time of 9.91 which ranked me only second to Linford Christie in the UK all time list, as well as now establishing me as one of the quickest guy in the world. I also went on to become a European 100m and 4x100m relay champion and picked up four national medals along the way.

Who are we?

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Sports For Champions UK (CIC) in partnership with Woolden Hill 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.

Woolden Hill Primary School will be receiving an inspirational visit from renowned Professional athlete James Dasaolu on the 7th of October 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?

Woolden Hill Primary School need to recover and rebuild after the national lockdown and with the help of a visit from James Dasaolu 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.

Woolden Hill 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 James Dasaolu and to raise funds for key resources for Woolden Hill 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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