Sports for Schools

Sports for Schools

On the 23rd February 2017 we held a fun and fantastic fundraising event which involved a fitness circuit with an athlete from team GB. Working alongside ‘Sports for Schools’, a charity that not only raise money for GB athletes and less fortunate children, but also inspire young children to get involved with sports and promote a healthy lifestyle. 
Students were given sponsorship forms and were asked to raise as much money as they could to complete the fitness circuit. There were also incentives and prizes for the amount they raised.   I am very proud to announce that we raised a magnificent £1350. Great effort from all GGSK students. Well done!!!!!!! The money will be split between funding team GB, childrens charity and GGSK College for sports equipment. 
 
On the day:

Our GB athlete was none other than Judo 8 times gold medallist THEO SPALDING!!!! 

The event was a complete success, with all students from year 1 to year 6 taking part. Theo put the students and teachers through their paces as he motivated all involved verbally and actually getting involved physically. The fitness circuit consisted of four exercises. Each exercise to be conducted for one minute each  ‘Spotted dog, Leg drives, Press ups and star jumps.  
The students did really well and Theo was very impressed by everyone's effort and energy, including the teachers. 
After the physical event, the students were treated to a special 30 minute inspiring assembly by the GB athlete.  Within this assembly Theo told his story on how he became involved with Judo as child and what kept him motivated and inspired.  This was then followed by an question and answer session where students got the opportunity to ask the athlete questions about his career. Theo then stayed to take pictures with the students holding his medals. 
We would like to take this opportunity to thank ‘Sports for Schools’ for introducing GGSK College to such an amazing event. We would also like to thank Theo Spalding for his visit. The students thoroughly enjoyed their day.