Lichfield youngsters have been giving their personal bests after a visit from two Team GB athletes.

Feron Sayers leading a PE session

An Olympics-themed week at Greysbrooke Primary School saw British heptathlete Katie Stainton and long jumper Feron Sayers lead PE sessions and take part in question and answer sessions.

Headteacher Ellie Ballinger said:

“Pupils and staff thoroughly enjoyed the day and the aim of inspiring a future generation was certainly a success.

“Children left school talking about muscle groups, excellence in sport, determination, and resilience. 

“Many children asked searching questions of the athletes as to how they have achieved their success and following on from that, they have asked if our sports coordinator can find details of local athletics clubs for them to attend.”

Ellie Ballinger
Katie Stainton teaching javelin skills

The week has also seen the pupils competing in inter-house competitions in archery, boccia, orienteering and hand ball, along with some traditional athletics events.

They also found out more about sport in other sessions, including learning about the ancient Olympics in history, locating host cities on a map in geography, designing new medals and kits in art and even learning a little Japanese.

“We’ve had a wonderful week of Olympics here at Greysbrooke – it’s been both educational and fun.

“The Tokyo Olympic Games may be less than two weeks away, but our children have a head start for the future thanks to Katie and Feron, whose ambition and success helps the torch burn brightly for each and every child.”

Ellie Ballinger

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