Woodlands Primary School are hosting an inspirational workshop with Stephen Smith. Can you help us make it happen?
Woodlands is a very happy school where every child matters.
We are committed to family partnership, and invested in fostering a life-long love of learning in our children. We pride ourselves on being a friendly open school where all members of our community take part in evaluating our progress and driving the school forward, particularly our proactive governors and parents.
We have high expectations for all pupils, both academically and socially. We welcome and celebrate the diversity in our community and share experiences, interests and strengths in order to enhance the social, moral, spiritual and cultural aspects of our curriculum.
Our dedicated teaching and teaching support staff ensure that learning is engaging, challenging, interactive (and fun!) whilst our team of site and admin staff ensure that school is safe, information that we share is up to date and that communication is paramount.
DREAM - BELIEVE - ACHIEVE - Together Everyone Achieves More.
HOW I STARTED
I started at the age of nine and started boxing alongside my brothers who also boxed. I followed my elder brother’s example and began boxing. It was great fighting alongside family, as we were able to uplift each other and empathise with each other’s situations. Joe Gallagher trained myself and my brothers in the same gym. We all supported each other and it massively helped in my own journey, as we were able to help each other with the knowledge of the situations and challenges. It created a great environment to train in and be motivated as we all picked each other up when we happened to fall down.
MY GREATEST CHALLENGE
The biggest challenge in boxing is always making weight. Overcome it by staying disciplined and dedicated, ensure that you eat well and understand the importance of a balanced diet, whether you are cutting weight or making it. Always stay on course and dedicated to the challenge.
Outside of Boxing, I love to play Pool, Snooker and enjoy spending time with my children. As an athlete, I also enjoy food! My favourite food is a good Steak!
2 x British Champion (featherweight and Super Featherweight) Commonwealth Champion 2 x WBC Silver Champion 2 x World Title Challenger
Who are we?
Sports For Champions UK (CIC) in partnership with Woodlands 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.
Woodlands Primary School will be receiving an inspirational visit from renowned Professional athlete Stephen Smith on the 25th 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?
Woodlands Primary School need to recover and rebuild after the national lockdown and with the help of a visit from Stephen Smith 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.
Woodlands 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 Stephen Smith and to raise funds for key resources for Woodlands 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.