Harrow Leisure Centre, operated by Everyone Active on behalf of Harrow Council, recently hosted a day of sporting activities for local primary school children.
Taking place on Friday 28th June, local children were joined by two-time Olympic Sprinter Ashleigh Nelson, British Figure Skating Champion Graham Newberry and Team GB Sprinter and British Championships Silver medallist Rachel Miller.
The Sporting Champions Sports Day was part of a new initiative to educate primary-aged children about different types of Olympic sports and forms part of the Everyone Active Sporting Champions scheme, which provides funding and support for talented athletes across England.
Just over 250 children from three local primary schools were in attendance (Marlborough Primary School, Kenmore Park Junior School and Newton Farm Primary School.) and took part in a range of activities including hurdles, throwing, jumping, netball, hockey, street dance, rugby and football. The sessions were delivered by Everyone Active in partnership with coaches from local clubs.
As well as trying out different sports, the children were also treated to a very special Q&A session with all three athletes, learning about what it is like to be an athlete, how they can get involved in physical activity and about eating healthily. All three athletes also took part in the sports sessions, offering advice to the kids taking part.
“We were delighted to have all three athletes join us for our first Sporting Champions Sports Day,” saysMobashar Mahmood, Everyone Active Community Development Manager. “It’s not every day that children get to be up close and personal with athletes that are at the very top of their game and it was fantastic to see everyone having fun and trying new sports. We hope everyone left feeling inspired and look forward to welcoming them back through our doors to give sport a go!”
For information about different sporting activities on your doorstep visit www.everyoneactive.com