St Andrew And St Francis CofE Primary School are hosting an inspirational workshop with Issa Batrane. Can you help us make it happen?
St Francis CE Primary School is a vibrant and exciting place of learning, as it has been in times past. They are building on the tradition of producing critical and influential thinkers who shape our world.
The staff at the school are committed to giving children the very best opportunity of making their mark on the world. It is their hope that they have amongst all the pupils the ‘movers and shakers’ of tomorrow.
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 Andrew And St Francis CofE 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 Andrew And St Francis CofE Primary School will be receiving an inspirational visit from renowned Professional athlete Issa Batrane on the 7th of July 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?
St Andrew And St Francis CofE 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 Andrew And St Francis CofE 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 Andrew And St Francis CofE 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.