Team GB athlete visits Magna CartaPosted: 14th March 2019
Young children were put through their paces by a former Team GB athlete.
Long jumper Ezekiel Ewulo visited Magna Carta Primary Academy and led an intensive training session for each class.
He also spoke to pupils about how much work he has to put into his sport, how important it is to drink plenty of water and eat healthily and how many hours he puts into his training each day.
Pupils were sponsored to complete a training circuit together, raising £1,477 to be split between the school coffers and the athlete’s training.
Headteacher Marios Solomonides said: “We brought Sports for Champions into our school because they are an organisation which supports athletes and help to educate children about the possibilities open to them.
“Who knows, even if one pupil was inspired by Ezekiel’s visit, we could have sewn the seeds for a future Team GB athlete!”
Teacher Jackie Young said: “The children really enjoyed it and you could tell they found it inspirational, especially when he was saying he still needs to improve to get into next year’s Olympics.
“We had many children practising their long jump on the way back to class.”