Sports for Schools with ex Team GB Paralympic Athlete – Michael Churm
We had a very special visit from a former Team GB Paralympic Athlete on Wednesday afternoon from a company called Sports for Schools. The aim of Sports for Schools is to bring a former Athlete to your school to undergo some fitness circuits with each class before doing a whole school assembly where the Athlete talks about their life, their challenges and how they overcome their challenges in life to achieve their goals. This is a fantastic way of inspiring the children to show that if they never give up, then they can achieve their goals whether that is in Sport or not. Michael Churm is an ex short distance sprinter who competed at 3 Paralympic Games throughout his career – winning a bronze medal at Beijing in 2008 and also won a silver medal at the World Championships in 2009 too. Michael was fantastic throughout the afternoon and inspired all the children with his speech during his assembly. It is now over to the children to get their sponsorship forms back to raise some money for new PE equipment to use beyond 2020!