GB Hockey Player & Olympian visits Offley Primary Academy
14 February 2018
Offley Primary Academy were lucky enough to have a visit from Great Britain and Olympic hockey player Henry Weir this week.
Henry spent the afternoon with our Year 5 and 6 children. He talked to them about how he had to work hard at school on the things that he wasn’t so good at (which was Maths in his case) in order to improve. This enabled Henry to achieve the outcomes he wanted which in turn mean that he then had opportunities to fulfil his dreams. A really strong message for the children about putting in the effort and having a growth mindset.
The children got to try out some hockey skills with Henry giving them some ‘top tips’ to improve.
Henry asked the children what they thought made an elite athlete?
They gave some great responses: resilience, determination, courage, teamwork, strength (physical and mental-great answer!) and having a dream!
St. Bart’s Multi-Academy Trust are taking part in a Disney Dreams Day on July 6th for Make-A-Wish Foundation UK to make a difference to children’s lives.
Hazel Slade Community Primary School in Cannock is the 15th school to join the Trust and is now known as Hazel Slade Primary Academy.
Longford Primary School in Cannock has joined the Trust and is now known as Longford Primary Academy.