You will be allocated your very own school liaison representative who will personally guide you through your booking process from initially calling your school to introduce themselves and the project to a post event courtesy call to congratulate you on your fund-raising and get some feedback. So rest assured you have a personal assistant a phone call away to answer any questions no matter how big or small to ensure your event is a sporty fundraising success!
Its vital that you confirm your event as soon as possible to finalise your booking process with your SLR. We have strict guidelines to adhere to when organising events, these are in place to enable us to offer this unique opportunity to every school nationally.
So as you can imagine we can only keep your chosen dates for a few days before giving them to another school if you haven’t confirmed in time.
We will of course work with you to choose alternative dates should this rare situation arise to ensure your school doesn’t miss out on the opportunity.
We are proud to be members of the Fund Raising Regulator (FR) – we are also regulated in all that we do and we have to follow strict guidelines set out by the regulators– this means that schools, parents and pupils can be confident knowing that:
We are a Community Interest Company so any profit we make is reinvested back into the company to support communities nationally; this allows us to support those schools who have run the scheme, handed sponsor forms out on time but were unable to raise any money for whatever reason, we use any profit to cover the admin fee which covers our office operational costs and also supporting the athletes costs visiting the school i.e fuel, accommodation, free stickers.
Your personal SLR is always on hand to answer any lingering questions, but here are some ideas that have been used in the past by other schools, you can always be creative and come up with your own innovative way of preparing for your event, after all its your schools special day!
What can I do to prepare apart from motivating and exciting my colleagues & pupils as much as possible?
The athlete from your chosen sporting discipline will arrive at school, on the time and date you confirmed during the booking process with your SLR, to conduct the Sponsored Fitness Circuit Challenge.
Your chosen athlete for the sporting discipline you have agreed with us will be interacting with the children throughout the circuit, encouraging and motivating them through the event. Our aim is to encourage the children to be comfortable asking questions throughout the inspirational assembly that the athletes will lead after the circuit challenge, and this will maximise on their enjoyment and mean that they get the most out of the day that they can.
The practical elements of the Fitness Circuit Challenge
The Inspirational Assembly
After the Fitness Circuit Challenge, and a short break, we bring all the children back together for an inspirational assembly with their visiting athlete. Each athlete has their own story, and their own journey into sports, and bring along their medals to prove it whilst giving that extra WOW factor to share with the children. The athlete will give a demonstration of their sport or an aspect of their training, finishing off with a Q & A session with their audience.
Below are a few questions that we ask each of our athletes to consider when they come on board with the team, and what they base their own personal assemblies around; you may want to share these ideas with your pupils to support or inspire question time:
On the Day – Practical considerations for the school and pupils
All of the children should be wearing their P.E. Kits ready for their exercises, schools often turn this into a “Wear your own Sports Clothes Day”.
You can allocate a runner for the athlete, to call up classes to the venue, so that there is a constant flow of children to and from the hall so that nobody loses their momentum!
We ask that you encourage the children with enthusiasm and excitement for the event, and show the DVD more than once to them leading up to your athlete visit.
Most especially we ask that you please ensure that the children are wearing suitable, non-slip footwear and you have completed your risk assessment we have provided in your welcome pack so everybody can exercise and enjoy the event safely.
Through our visits we can unleash a new found excitment in schools, positively inspiring children to ditch the computer games and fast food to become healthier and lead a more active lifestyle.
Our company mission is to visit every school in the UK to deliver our message. We believe that every child is capable of becoming tomorrows champion!
Sports For Champions U.K Community Interest Company are the primary organisers for bringing Olympic, Paralympic, Commonwealth Games, World Championship, European Championship athletes into schools nationally.
We Inspire Children Of Today To Become Champions Of Tomorrow
Your very own school benefits from an additional income strand, which supports increasingly stretched schools funds. You will receive this in cash and we have no preference on what your school spend the funds raised on.
The money raised by you is supporting unsponsored athletes who train 35 plus hours a week, without these vital funds, would not be able to represent their country and train to the standard of a professional athlete.
Our athlete's story will inspire and motivate your children and staff to get more involved in sport and shed light on the doors that sport can open for you. A very small proportion of the overall money is re-invested in our Sports for Champions U.K C.I.C project to enable us to continue visiting other schools nationally to inspire all children no matter how big or small the school is.
We encourage you to publicise your event in any way that you like, this could even mean getting the local newspaper involved! This sends the message that your school is proactive in encouraging its students to live a healthier, more active lifestyle and perhaps spend less time on games consoles and smart phones, whilst sharing their new found excitement with their family.