We were visited today; Wednesday 29th September, by Kelly Simm a member of the Great British gymnastics team working to promote sport in schools and inspire children to get active and find a sport that they love! As part of her visit everyone took part in a fitness challenge. The children have been sponsored by their friends and families to take part and the funds raised will go towards more sports equipment for the school.
It was fascinating to hear about Kelly’s journey to become the athlete she is today and the huge amount of commitment and effort that it has taken as well as the need to make mistakes in order to learn. She told us that to become a gymnast you will have to ‘get up’ 8 times for every 7 times that you ‘fall down’. I think we can apply that to all our learning.