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15/02/19

Fantastic to see our wonderful little school featured in a national publication! https://t.co/VLH053mIcY https://t.co/h3M10og627

15/02/19

Just a normal day in Year 5! https://t.co/lKDdpDk8hD

15/02/19

The Great Fire of Roydon! Well done to Year 1 for their amazing houses! https://t.co/YGggPnHhGJ

15/02/19

Some fantastic examples of Project homework are in the front office, we have so many alot are still in classrooms...or have been eaten! https://t.co/CW0aRDuQpq

15/02/19

This week at Roydon as part of our class council discussions we have been talking about the 'British Value' of Tolerance and whether it should be changed to acceptance. Some brilliant responses by the children, they never cease to amaze us! https://t.co/fqd8DrnUuE

14/02/19

Elm Class were busy making Valentine's Day cards for loved ones today https://t.co/B8bcj8cJAU

14/02/19

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This looks like a fully comprehensive tour of all our exhibits! Which one was the favourite? (My vote's for Pattern Pod.) https://t.co/N4AvgVRuRo

13/02/19

We teach our children the importance of respect and acceptence, fantastic to see the England captain setting an example; 👏 https://t.co/QMlV0lLLat

13/02/19

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Reading leaders at decided the library needed to have a makeover to reflect its importance in the school. transformed the space, adding images of children’s favourite book characters onto the walls. Full story - https://t.co/2r6EU4miTY https://t.co/quppw2hqWY

12/02/19

Thank you to our lovely Local governing board (LGB) team and their Chair for the lovely gift for the children. Stars of the Week will be getting a special treat! https://t.co/WGL3N46JOf

12/02/19

First World War air defence The Hurricane https://t.co/k9FwYpdAIT

12/02/19

Oak Class have arrived looking forward to an informative and fun day. https://t.co/vUwLhqlnf4

12/02/19

Year 2 are busy finishing their gymnastics module this morning https://t.co/mbOQWQL06j

08/02/19

Thank you to FORSA for the discos this evening! KS2 loved theirs as well https://t.co/V0V4HmLYaA

08/02/19

The KS1 FORSA Disco is underway! https://t.co/g8GBe7uTwE

08/02/19

After 2 days this is what has happened to the science experiment that Oak class have been doing in school. https://t.co/odFR6wMQQm

08/02/19

at Roydon! Lots of activities have been going on across the school including discussions, posters, new worry boxes, meditation and the daily mile. All helping to raise the awareness and importance of mental health. https://t.co/FmpFjsQjGB

07/02/19

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NSPCC

Anyone at any time can find themselves struggling with their mental & emotional health. It can be difficult to know what to do if a child or young person is struggling, that's why we've got some tips & advice to help 👇 and 👉 https://t.co/ITZ6XIXJHB https://t.co/Z3qhQnkp1h

07/02/19

Tim thank you so much for your time and sharing your knowledge with Oak Class

07/02/19

Again this year we had a real tooth to put in orange juice. lets see what happens this time. https://t.co/TASeQ2cYga

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Team GB athlete inspires children

Team GB athlete inspires children

Posted: 25th June 2018

Who better to inspire children to get fit and active than a Team GB athlete.

International triple jumper Daniel Lewis put pupils at Roydon Primary Academy through their paces with a morning of circuit training.

The Olympics 2020 hopeful, who competed at the 2014 Commonwealth Games and has secured 45 gold medals in his career, worked with every pupil to inspire them to find a passion for sport.

He said: “Today is about getting children more active and having fun, as well as giving them some inspiration. The message is simple; that if they get some enjoyment and passion for something, they will naturally want to do it more.

“It has been really good; the children are really enthusiastic.”

During the visit, organised through Sports for Schools, Daniel wowed pupils by measuring out the 16m31 distance he is able to triple jump.

But, he told how at their age, he wasn’t the best at sport.

He said: “I was into cartoons, my PlayStation and McDonalds. It wasn’t until later that I realised I had jumping ability when I competed in standing long jump at sports day. It was not until I reached secondary school that I even heard of triple jump.

“At my first English Schools Championships, I came ninth. I remember looking at those in first, second and third places and thinking I could never be as good as them. I thought I might as well give up. My coach convinced me to dedicate myself to it. The following year, I came first and became the number one in Britain at the age of 16.”

Pupils, who attended school in their sports kits for the visit, had spent a couple of weeks preparing for the circuits after watching a video sent to them by the athlete.

They were sponsored to take part, raising money which will be split between the school for new sporting equipment and the athlete for Olympic preparations.

PE specialist Elaine Luscombe said: “This is a great way to show children how easy it can be to do circuit training. They could do this at home as it does not require any equipment, it’s just all about moving their bodies.

“I know they will go home from this and want to find out more about Daniel and his career. They will remember this day. It has been so inspiring. They will now be able to use what they have learnt as warm-ups in their PE lessons.”

Head of school Michael Clark said: “Today is about getting pupils excited about exercise and sport. There have been lots of high fives and cheers; there is a real buzz around the school today.

“Sport is a big deal at Roydon and this is just another opportunity to show our young people that getting physically active can be a lot of fun. It has been a completely inclusive day, with Daniel showing pupils alternative exercises to try where necessary.”

More photos from the visit can be seen in the gallery.

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