Olympic long jumper inspires pupils

The school hosted a very special guest on Wednesday 27th November, when long jump athlete Ezekiel Ewulo visited us to inspire budding young athletes.

The dual nationality Nigeria and Great Britain athlete is on course to compete at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. ‘Zeeks’ started the morning with an inspirational whole school assembly, where he talked about his training regime and the healthy foods he needs to eat to be a top long jumper. Staff and pupils were able to watch Ezekiel’s standing long jump and had the opportunity to ask questions about his athletic career.

Following the assembly, each class from reception to year six was put through its paces with circuit training. Ezekiel finished the circuits by challenging pupils to fit such exercises into their daily or weekly routines.

Demelza Higginson, Headteacher said: “We raised a fantastic amount of money for the event which will be split between the school and providing funding for young Olympic hopeful athletes.

“Thank you so much to everyone who contributed to this truly great event. We will certainly all be looking out for Ezekiel in the 2020 Olympics representing Nigeria!