It’s a sporting life for St Paul’s pupils

Youngsters from St Paul's Primary School and Sir John Gleed School, Spalding, with Olympic badminton star Anthony Clark at a Sky Sports Living for Sport session.
Youngsters from St Paul's Primary School and Sir John Gleed School, Spalding, with Olympic badminton star Anthony Clark at a Sky Sports Living for Sport session.
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Youngsters from three Spalding schools were given lessons in sport and life from an international badminton player this term.

Two-time Olympian Anthony Clark paid a visit to St Paul’s Primary School where pupils shared the main hall with students from Sir John Gleed School to be inspired in how to make the most of the school years.

Anthony’s visit was part of the Sky Sports Living for Sport to help improve the lives of young people across the UK.

Students from Sir John Gleed School organised a range of Olympic-themed activities for Year 5 pupils at St Paul’s and Year 6 pupils at St John’s Primary School, including bean bag throwing, hockey dribbling, long jumping and weight lifting.

Ian Billinghurst, a PE teacher at Sir John Gleed School, said: “Some of our students have been working on the Living for Sport project to raise their self-esteem, confidence and help them in school.

“We had lots of pupils from both schools at the sessions and we’ve been asked to run them with other pupils and at other schools as well.”

Anthony said: “It’s an honour for me to be able to pass on my knowledge and experience to young sportsmen and women and help them in finding a sport that they love.”