World of sports for real as Gleed students inspire primary generation

Spalding Primary School pupils during a Sky Sports Living for Sport day led by Year 10 students from Sir John Gleed School, Spalding.  Photo by Tim Wilson.
Spalding Primary School pupils during a Sky Sports Living for Sport day led by Year 10 students from Sir John Gleed School, Spalding. Photo by Tim Wilson.
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Thoughts of Wembley and Wimbledon filled their minds of Spalding Primary School youngsters at a sports mentoring day on Wednesday.

About 120 pupils were put through their paces by a team of sports students from Spalding’s Sir John Gleed School as part of its latest Sky Sports Living for Sport project.

Spalding Primary School pupils try to emulate Olympic boxing champions Nicola Adams (GBR) and Katie Taylor (IRE).  Photo by Tim Wilson.

Spalding Primary School pupils try to emulate Olympic boxing champions Nicola Adams (GBR) and Katie Taylor (IRE). Photo by Tim Wilson.

The sessions included, football, tennis and basketball training, as well as fitness and aerobic exercises.

PE teacher Ian Billinghurst said: “Twenty of our Year 10 students had to plan their own session and then deliver it to primary school students, based around fun and expressions, rather than competition.

“We had a lovely email from assistant headteacher Katie Poucher who said the students were well-prepared, enthusiastic, polite and very supportive of the pupils.”

Miss Poucher added: “This is the second time the students have come into school and delivered the sports sessions.

We had a lovely email from the assistant headteacher who said the students were well-prepared, enthusiastic, polite and very supportive of the pupils

Ian Billinghurst, PE teacher, Sir John Gleed School

“The students were fantastic and real role models for our children who looked up to them.”