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Cloverlea Primary School

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Be The Best You Can Be

The school is delighted to announce the launch of the 'Be The Best You Can Be' programme starting September 2013. This positive, motivational scheme, run by the London Olympics, '21st Century Legacy' organisation, is a national programme designed to motivate and encourage children to develop a 'Can Do' attitiude to everything they set out to do in life. Its main aim is to increase pupil's self-confidence and aspiation by inspiring engagement with the ethos and values of the Olympic movement, while harnessing the Olympic spirit of 'Be the Best You Can Be'.

The programme started with the staff being trained on one of our staff training days at the start of September. Rachel Ward-Lilley, from the '21st Century Legacy' organisation worked with teachers and teaching assistants examining the core principles and objectives of the programme.

The pupil launch event took place on Monday 16th September, when world-champion roller-blader (or 'in-line skater' as she should be properly called), Jenna Downing visited school to talk to the children about her journey, from the age of 8, to become the best in the world in her sport. Jenna's talk to the whole school was truely inspirational. She overcame many barriers in her life to achieve what she set out to achieve and become a world champion. Her message to the children (and to the adults!) is that we all can achieve what we set out to do, as long as we keep trying and don't give up, even when faced with barriers that get in our way.

The children particularly enjoyed Jenna skate-jumping over Mr Linnett and later jumping over Mrs Djennati and Mrs Smith. A strong cup of tea in the staff room was required for these staff members at break time.

The programme will run for the whole of this school year and will explore a number of motivational themes in class and assembly.

If you would like more information regarding the programme please look at the web site