Duncan Goodhew, an Olympic gold medallist for Great Britain and a Premier Sport ambassador understands the importance of a healthy lifestyle and was keen to teach children that it is important to maintain a healthy regime, to stay fit and well.
Duncan spent the afternoon with 30 children from the Sutton area at a Chewits Sports Course, not only did he talk about his Olympic experience he talked about how to remain fit and healthy.
Duncan gave an inspirational speech to both children and parents at the event and presented the children with certificates and trophies of achievement.
Premier Sport Area Coordinator Steve Harvey said;
“Duncan was brilliant, the children had a fantastic afternoon. Duncan participated in a number of sports and activities and when he passed his Olympic Gold medal round the kids couldn’t believe it! He was a real inspiration and I’m sure the message he communicated to the kids will stay with them for life”.
Chewits Sports Courses delivered by Premier Sport Coaches run throughout every school holiday for boys and girls of all abilities they provide 6 hours worth of activity for holiday weekdays. There are over 20 cool activities including martial arts, dance, gymnastics, cheerleading, football, rugby and multi-sports to enjoy.
rts stars, curriculum activities and certificates of achievement, pupils simply walk, jog or run around a Golden Mile track marked out in the hall or playground before, during or after school, at break times or even as part of PE.
The project is backed by sports stars including Dame Kelly Holmes, government officials and celebrities, and studies prove it is hugely influential in improving the fitness of pupils – as well as helping to improve concentration and attendance in class.
“The Golden Mile represents an excellent opportunity for children of all abilities to get fit and be active. The project is simple, effective and accessible to all schools, children and parents. It really is an innovative and interesting project that will be embraced by both children and schools,” said Duncan
Premier Sport, sponsors of The Golden Mile, deliver three days of curricular PE cover and three after school clubs at Blackthorn Primary, as well as two days curricular cover, two after school clubs and five lunch time clubs at Eastfield.
Ken Gillard, Premier Sport area co-ordinator, said: “The Golden Mile is such a fantastic way for children, staff and parents to get fit. Many schools have embraced the project and are already seeing fantastic results.”
The following day, Duncan was at Rolleston Primary School in Leicester to talk to the children, who are currently studying the Olympic Games of the past as well as London 2012.
Premier delivers an afternoon of curricular PE cover, three multi sport lunch clubs and an after school athletics club at Rolleston Primary, and will be holding a holiday camp at the school during the summer holidays.
Tim Mason, Premier Sport area co-ordinator in Leicester, said: “Sport has recently become a big focus in the school. The children love the clubs and the coaches have said how much they enjoy visiting because pupil behaviour is outstanding.”
Duncan will also visit Atherton Primary School in Manchester in July to celebrate their prize day and present the annual awards, before talking to the children from the Atherton cluster, who will visit for a Q and A session.
“I am delighted to be supporting the school and honoured to be handing out prizes to celebrate their pupil’s achievements,” he said
Premier delivers three days of curricular PE cover in the school.
Andy Heald, Premier Sport area co-ordinator in Manchester, said: “The children are very excited about Duncan’s visit, and I know the head teacher is a big fan too! Having met Duncan before and feeling really inspired myself, I can’t wait to hear him talk to the children.”