Inspiring Youngsters in South Yorkshire
16th October 2011
The early part of this week was spent with local school children in Anston Infant School, Rotherham and my old primary school, St. Helen’s in Hoyland, Barnsley.
My visit to St. Helen’s was fantastic - it was really lovely to see my old teachers again and the very well behaved, polite children there. I took in some bobsleigh equipment to show them and the questions & stories kept on rolling in - an inquisitive bunch! After break-time three budding child producers created a video with me that will be shown in the first exhibition in the new museum ’Experience Barnsley’ due to open in the town hall in summer 2012. The first exhibition is about Barnsley’s sporting heritage so it will be great to be part of that!
This week I was also part of the ’Exercise with Champions’ team at Anston Infant School in which the children take part in activities with sporting champions. Nick Robinson-Baker, international diver and Nicola Minichiello, World Champion bobsleigh athlete gave inspiring talks and demos which left the children wide-eyed, open mouthed and motivated.