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European Scooter Champion Inspires Ks3 Students Who Ran The Extra Mile To Support ‘Sport For Champions’!

On Wednesday 13th July 2022, Jamie Hull, European and UK champion in scooter riding visited One In A Million Free School.

During their last three PE lessons students across Ks3 ran a combined 26.2 miles, equivalent to a marathon. At the start of each lesson each student had to run 7 laps around a football pitch at Woodhouse Grove School. Alongside this challenge students fundraised a total of £400 to support Sports For Champions.

Mr Kaine, PE teacher, contacted the organisation Sports For Champions to secure one of their professional athletes to come into school to give students some insight into professional sport and the dedication and hard work needed to become successful. Jamie Hull kindly agreed to visit the school after the challenge had been completed.

Jamie told his story across two assemblies. As you can imagine they had so many questions for him! He then led the classes outside to show us many of his tricks, which included a front flip! He then asked staff to volunteer to lay on the ground, so he could perform a jump over us. He managed to jump two PE staff and the maths department (5 staff in total). Jamie then led a fun fitness circuit for all the students and before closing with a final round of questions. 

Mohammed Zain was quoted saying “Jamie was really talented, and I really enjoyed him coming into school!”. 

Shamila added “It was a great experience to see a different sport! I can't wait to watch Jamie at the Olympics one day!".

Mr Kaine, “It has been a brilliant day for our students to experience and get an insight into a professional sport. Jamie was fantastic with the students, and it sparked a real buzz around the school all day. I've had several students come up and tell me they are going straight home to dust their scooters down and watch Jamie's YouTube to practise some skills! Hopefully we have inspired some of our young students not only to be active but to be brave to try new things. We all are very grateful to Jamie for giving up his time and look forward to following his journey to help his sport grow!”.