Potter Street Academy are hosting an inspirational workshop with Montell Douglas. Can you help us make it happen?
At Potter Street Academy they are committed to providing inspirational teaching that challenges and guides pupils so they feel valued, supported and safe. They aim to equip the whole school community with resilience and perseverance so that all pupils are able to become independent thinkers and learners for life.
They are part of Passmores Cooperative Learning Community which has created a group of academies with a reputation for delivering a great education to all the school's young people, whilst ensuring a sense of family and belonging for all members of the community.
All their young people:
- are highly valued and expected to achieve their full potential, no matter what their socio-economic background;
- benefit from an inclusive ethos, excellent teaching and a broad and balanced curriculum underpinned by strong leadership, in a local school;
- are supported and encouraged to lead healthy and active lives making sensible choices, whilst respecting the views and attitudes of others.
Their Vision is ambitious and wide ranging for the whole community. It is characterised by their commitment to providing a rounded educational experience so that:
All their young people will enjoy their learning, understand that we all continue to learn throughout their lives, attain high outcomes and be helped to become confident individuals and responsible citizens, whilst making excellent progress.
“I am an Olympian having represented Team GB at the 2008 Summer Olympics and represented GB as a reserve for the 2018 Winter Olympics. I am also a former 100m British record holder, now being the 2nd fastest of all time and I am also a Commonwealth Games medalist, picking up the gold in the 4x100m in 2010, England’s first in 25 years. In my spare time I love going to the movies!
I was even a special action extra in ‘Justice League’ as a Wonder Woman Amazonian warrior.
I love talking with people and helping them better their mental health and well being!”
Who are we?
Sports For Champions UK (CIC) in partnership with Potter Street Academy 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.
Potter Street Academy will be receiving an inspirational visit from renowned Professional athlete Montell Douglas on the 22nd of June 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?
Potter Street Academy need to recover and rebuild after the national lockdown and with the help of a visit from Montell Douglas 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.
Potter Street Academy 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 Montell Douglas and to raise funds for key resources for Potter Street Academy.
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.