Woolden Hill Primary School are hosting an inspirational workshop with Tokyo 2020 Olympian Beth Dobbin. Can you help us make it happen?
Woolden Hill Primary School is a vibrant school where children are enthusiastic and motivated to achieve endless possibilities. The children are at the heart of every decision the school make to ensure that they are happy, confident and that the opportunities that are provided for them are relevant to their needs both now and in the future.
At Woolden Hill, they believe that children should be curious about their learning. Through their engaging curriculum, Woolden Hill Primary School ensure that children can foster a passion for learning that will help to develop high aspirations and a lifetime of memories. While the school also believe in ensuring that children receive a well-rounded curriculum; where individual talents can be spotted and nurtured to ensure that all children experience success and reach their full potential. They are a Route To Resilience School and believe that providing opportunities for children to develop characteristics for effective learning and life.
The school has a dedicated team that works hard to reach high standards in everything they do and this is further embedded through their successful relationships with parents, the local community and the other schools in the Discovery Schools Academy Trust.
HOW I STARTED
At the age of 14, my dad took me to the local athletics track where the coaches discovered my talent for sprinting. After struggling for a few years with illnesses, I finally had a breakthrough year when I won a silver medal in the English Schools Athletics Championships over 200m. It felt so good to finally be able to medal, I wouldn’t have changed this experience for anything. It gave me the experience and confidence to go on to medal again!
MY GREATEST CHALLENGE
My greatest challenge in athletics has been illness. Throughout my career I have battled different illnesses and it’s this that has not only gotten in the way of my career, but also propelled me to new heights. Having to take time off built character for me, it lit a fire in me. I knew that I wanted to make it, and if I could come out of a rut including illness then I could do anything, it was this drive that these experiences gave me that got me to the Olympics in 2020.
MY GREATEST ACHIEVEMENT
My greatest achievement is undoubtedly becoming an Olympian. Often regarded as the top of the athletics world, the Olympics was something I had always aspired to compete in. It was a dream to have qualified, and even better, I ran alongside some of the top athletes in the world in the Olympics! Stepping up to the plate, in front of millions of fans worldwide put a lot of pressure once, but I also knew I had the drive and skill to compete. It felt awesome!
In my free time I love cooking, spending time with friends and family along with fitness! I love to cook some of my favourite meals like stir fry’s or even simple things such as avocado on toast. Being an athlete leaves me with little free time as I am training full time each week! This means that social time becomes a commodity, so outside of training I try to spends much time with the people I love as possible!
Who are we?
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 Tokyo 2020 Olympian Beth Dobbin 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?
Woolden Hill Primary School is promoting health and wellbeing throughout the school and with the help of a visit from Beth Dobbin, this will be enhanced as a school, they are also focussing on encouraging diversity and raising the aspirations of the pupils through sport.
Woolden Hill 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 Tokyo 2020 Olympian Beth Dobbin 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.