A GB Athlete Visits Priory Junior School
On the 6th November a Great Britain athlete will be visiting our school! We are eagerly anticipating which athlete they will announce and any day now we will hear who it will be. When this athlete arrives they will be leading a whole school assembly telling our students all about their training regimes, competitive accolades and determination to overcome all the challenges that modern day athletes face in order to represent Great Britain. They will then be working with individual year groups, leading an exercise session and discussing how they use a Growth Mind Set to help them achieve their goals.
The children have been given a sponsorship form to raise money for PE equipment for the school and to help support this athlete to pursue future medals! The children will be doing as much exercise as they can in order to raise money from trusted friends and family.
Alec Grieve and Jason Coles
Atlantic Rower visits Priory Junior School!
Atlantic Rower, Ian Rowe, visited Priory Junior School, St Neots as part of ‘The Great Priory Fitness Challenge’ event. Ian was able to tell the children all about his epic journey in attempting to row nearly three thousand miles in the world’s toughest rowing race. The day was all about trying something new and showing children that we all can achieve incredible things. The visit has inspired everyone at the school.
All of the children had their photograph taken with the James Cracknell’s and Ben Fogle’s successful Atlantic crossing rowing boat before participating in their sponsored event, completing an exercise circuit comprising of: sit ups, leg drives, press ups, star jumps and Harvard rowing squats. Altogether, the children totalled more than 20,000 repetitions of these exercises, an amazing achievement!
During the morning, children listened to a presentation from Ian Rowe, who talked about his attempt to cross the Atlantic in world record breaking time. Ian explained to the children how ordinary people can do incredible things and that we are doing these all of the time. He also described how difficult it was to Row the Atlantic as his crew pushed themselves physically, psychologically and emotionally to the limit but how rewarding an experience it was. He explained to the children how he had achieved so much despite his crew’s attempt coming to an end with 500 miles left when their boat capsized after hitting a giant wave.
Funds raised will go towards the refurbishing the school library.
The day was a great success and everyone has been motivated to achieve great things!