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!
For the last eight years, the team at Saint Nathaniel’s Academy has been working with pupils to develop and transform the school’s garden into a valuable, child-safe asset that is much-loved by its many pupils.
Forty children from across the Trust attended Rugby Development Training hosted by Longton Rugby Club.
The first of March saw two new academies join the St. Bart’s family – Whitchurch CE Infant and Nursery Academy and Whitchurch CE Junior Academy.