Totternhoe CE Academy are hosting an inspirational workshop with Laura Mitchell. Can you help us make it happen?
Totternhoe CE Academy has the luxury of beautiful grounds and many families travel to learn and play with us from neighbouring towns because of the unique nature of the setting, individualised learning approach and their commitment to excellence.
As soon as you walk through the door it is apparent that Totternhoe is a very special community that has at its heart a deeply caring ethos. Totternhoe is an inclusive school and they believe that traditional values are very important. These are taught through example as well as during house time, lessons and Collective Worship (assembly). The academy values are always on display and change each half term. They have strong ties with St Giles, the local church.
They strive to nurture their pupils in order that they may become confident, caring, compassionate children, ready to make a positive contribution to the wider community when they leave their care.
They have a small but incredibly hard-working, dedicated and committed teaching team and Advisory Council, who are very proud of the education we provide for each and every child. I am privileged to work with a team of very talented teachers and support staff. We work hard to create an environment which provides children with numerous opportunities to experience success and develop a life-long attitude of learning, equipping them with the skills needed in today’s world.
HOW I STARTED
I did many different sports when I was younger, it eventually got to a point where I had to choose which one to focus more on. I saw a group of older gymnasts doing some amazing flips and I knew I wanted to carry on doing gymnastics.
MY GREATEST CHALLENGE
Coming back from an injury was always difficult, my ankle injury was the worst and I had just been selected for the Youth Olympic Games. Finding out I couldn’t compete was a big challenge, but I continued and gained a scholarship in America.
- British Junior Champion
- Selected for the Youth Olympic Games
- Breaking a school record on the Balance Beam
- Mac Champion on Balance Beam
- Competing at the Junior European Championships
I love creating and designing! I also enjoy bike riding on occasions. I went to college on a gymnastics scholarship and studied Interior Designer at Bowling Green State University. I often coach at Heathrow Gym Club.
I follow a healthy diet! In the morning, I normally eat eggs on toast and a banana, for lunch I will have pasta, a sandwich or salad and for tea I will have chicken, rice and vegetables.
Who are we?
Sports For Champions UK (CIC) in partnership with Totternhoe CE 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.
Totternhoe CE Academy is receiving an inspirational visit from renowned Professional athlete Laura Mitchell on the 14th of June 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?
Totternhoe CE Academy need to recover and rebuild after the national lockdowns and with the help of a visit from Laura Mitchell 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.
Totternhoe CE 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 Laura Mitchell and to raise funds for key resources for Totternhoe CE 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.