Skegness Grammar School arranges athlete visits for local primary schools

Monday, April 16, 2018

With thanks to Skegness Grammar School, part of the David Ross Education Trust, pupils from two local primary schools had the incredible opportunity to meet and work with an Olympic hockey player and international footballer.

Hockey player Sally Walton, who took home bronze in the London 2012 Olympic Games, recently visited Burgh le Marsh’s St Peter and St Paul Church of England Primary School, where she coached almost 100 primary school students and showed off her bronze medal.

During her time at the school, Sally was interviewed by the school’s Young Journalist group, where they asked questions about her sporting career and what inspired her to become a professional athlete.

Meanwhile, international footballer Sue Smith, who scored 16 times for the England lionesses in 93 appearences, visited Friskney All Saints Church of England Primary School to speak to pupils about the importance of exercise, as well as organising some football skills sessions.

Mrs Lenton, Teacher at Friskney Primary School, said: “Sue Smith was brilliant! The children thought she was fantastic and they all had their football or P.E. shirts signed by Sue, nothing was too much for her.

“We saw an incredible turnout at an after-school club hosted by Sue, with many children who have never stayed for a club before attending. It was truly motivating having a sports star at the school, and several of the children and staff were left star struck!”

OUTSTANDING OPPORTUNITIES

These visits are just highlights of the many once-in-a-lifetime experiences that Skegness Grammar School offers, with the support of the David Ross Education Trust Inspiration Fund. The fund isused to create thousands of incredible opportunities for the Trust’s 12,000 students, as well as pupils within the local community, to help them develop their passions and discover their talents.

Steph Powell, School Games Organiser at Skegness Grammar School, said: “Working with the David Ross Education Trust Inspiration Fund, these experiences help motivate and encourage students to aim high and reach their full potential, as well as bringing members of the local community together.

“It’s a great feeling knowing that we are able to provide a wide range of outstanding opportunities for young people across the local area, which I am sure they will remember for the rest of their lives.”

As part of this pioneering sports programme at Skegness Grammar School, pupils at The Richmond School will welcome England Rugby International and World Cup Finalist, Justine Lucas, to their school at the end of this month.

If you would like to find out more about life at Skegness Grammar School, please contact 01754 610 000 or email enquiries@skegnessgrammar.co.uk.

HOW YOU CAN HELP THE INSPIRATION FUND

If you would like to find out how you or your organisation can support the Inspiration Fund, please contact Geoff Sweeney, Head of Fundraising at the David Ross Education Trust by emailing GSweeney@dret.co.uk.

You can also make a donation to the Trust’s Inspiration Fund JustGiving page, where all proceeds are used to create outstanding opportunities for students.