Campion pupils put through their paces at Talent Inspiration Programme
Posted: Wed, 04 Oct 2017 15:55
Over the Summer holidays, Campion School based in Bugbrooke, South Northants were fortunate to be awarded six places on the Youth Sport Trust Talent Inspiration Programme.
This was a National programme where only 150 students from the whole country were invited for a three day residential at Loughborough University targeted at developing high level sporting understanding and performance. The students selected to attend by the Youth Sport Trust were: Jessica Costello (Netball), Cara Beswick (Martial Arts), Alistair Ayre (Hockey/ rugby), Ellie Cowlard (Equestrian), Ewan Fuller (Rugby) and Tom Ball (Rugby).
Two students, Jessica and Cara, have each written a short passage outlining their time at the Programme:
"During the holidays I attended TIP (Talent Inspiration Programme). This was a once in a lifetime opportunity that I'm so grateful to have attended. It included interactive workshops full of activities and game, testing both our mental and physical abilities to their maximum and watching high intensity and very competitive sports and making us think that one day that could be us. Although I enjoyed every minute, my favourite thing over the three days was listening to our mentors and leaders speeches about how they achieved what they did and their hard work and determination they had to go through. They were inspiring, motivating and engaging to all. Overall it was an incredible experience that I will never forget, I met some incredible people and did so many incredible things. It was the highlight of the summer".
"During the summer, I was selected as one of 150 people to attend the Talent Inspiration programme. It was a truly amazing experience which I thoroughly enjoyed every minute of. Over the three day camp, we endured physical and mental activities which tested the six keys of success - giving us a mindset to achieve more. Having a Paralympic athlete as our mentor and seeing how he has journeyed through his difficulties was truly inspiring and shows that anything is possible. Over the three days, my favourite experience was watching the School Games Wheelchair Basketball and Volleyball. We were also given the opportunity of being taught how to play wheelchair basketball - it was brilliant! It was amazing to attend, and I feel lucky for being selected"