Friday 13th March was one of the luckier days for Bridgewater Prep children with all participating in an activity session with a GB athlete. Joe Nally is a 20 year old track and road cyclist who has high hopes of reaching the Olympic Games one day. At 17 he became the youngest ever winner of the British Points Race Champion in 2017 and his ultimate dream is an Olympic medal and to wear the coveted yellow jersey in the Tour de France.
On Friday Joe delivered an assembly on his career to date and discussed the benefits of exercise on the mind as well as the body. This was followed by a 30 minute active session with each Prep class and an interesting Q and A discussion with the children who had an array of questions for Joe. As part of the day, children were asked to raise money via a sponsors to complete the activities with Joe and the money raised will go towards helping Joe on his journey to the Olympics and for some new sports equipment for school. We look forward to collecting the money in and we will keep you posted with the grand total once we have received all the sponsor money in from each class.
Finally, Bridgewater children completed a very worthwhile day by wearing their Sports Relief wrist bands in support of Sport Relief, with all money raised from the sales of the bands going to this very worthy cause. Well done to all who raised money for both causes and we wish Joe the best of luck on his road to Tokyo and Paris.