Ezekiel Ewulo Visit
The eagerly-anticipated visit of Ezekiel Ewulo (Successful professional long jump athlete) was a huge success. Every child in the school (Nursery-Year 6) participated in a fitness circuit ran by Ezekiel himself. The children put their maximum effort in and worked up a real sweat. Ezekiel also delivered an assembly to the whole school, which explained his journey as an athlete and focused on healthy eating, healthy living, teamwork, responsibility, communication and creativity. Ezekiel demonstrated how to perform a long jump correctly and the children were excited to see some teachers do it before some of them had a chance to try for themselves. The children continued to show their enthusiasm by asking many Ezekiel many questions about his career as a long jump athlete and he was pleased to see how interested the children were.
Well done to all the children and parents who worked hard raising sponsorship money for this event, especially to the families who raised enough money to get a postcard, poster or autographed instant photo of themselves with Ezekiel. The total we managed to raise as a school was an impressive £575.30p!
This money helped to pay for the event, fund some of Ezekiel’s training and provide new sports equipment for our school.
The children have been eager to practice their long jumps during play time/lunch time, PE lessons and after-school clubs. They really have been inspired to try out a new sport and we look forward to seeing the impact of the discussions around healthy eating, healthy living, teamwork, responsibility, communication and creativity.
A big thank you to Ezekiel Ewulo and good luck in getting to the next Olympics!