Olympian puts pupils through their paces


OLYMPIC medallist Danny Purvis put pupils at a Warrington primary school through their paces in a fundraising circuit training event.

Danny, who won a gymnastics bronze medal at the 2012 London Olympics, visited Alderman Bolton Primary school at Latchford as an ambassador of Sports for Champions, a not-for-profit organisation that works with world-class athletes to inspire children to embrace healthy, active lifestyles.

Children from nursery to Year 6 came into school in their sportswear and spent the morning in a frenzy of high energy activity which included press-ups, star jumps and leg drives.

Their efforts raised £667 through sponsorship. The money will go to the school and also help Sports for Champions’ work with youngsters around the country.

Acting assistant headteacher, Kate McCormack said: “The children had a wonderful time and loved meeting Danny. He showed them that hard work and determination leads to success and inspired them to never give up on their goals. They got to see his Olympic media and much to their delight he also demonstrated a back flip off a bench and walking on his hands!”

Alderman Bolton Primary is one of eight primary schools that make up Warrington Primary Academy Trust (WPAT), a community of more than 2,300 children aged 2 to 11. WPAT was formed in 2016 and quickly developed a national reputation for excellent standards. WPAT provides staff at all of its schools with support, expertise and professional development so that they can provide the very best education standards for their children.

Alderman Bolton Primary nursery pupil Grace Dakin, who raised £68 by herself, meets Olympian Danny Purvis.


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