Former Pupils Inspire Next Generation
Our online sports programme has provided pupils with varied content and a number of activities and challenges to try with their families during lockdown.
A key area of support has been a series of webinars and Q&A sessions that have also included a number of former King's pupils. This tried and tested formula from the first lockdown has been a firm favourite and we were delighted to welcome back – albeit virtually – Worcestershire fast bowler Charlie Morris, GB hockey goalkeeper and Olympic gold medalist Maddie Hinch MBE, and adventurers and all-round optimistic good eggs, Hugo and Ross Turner, AKA 'The Turner Twins'.
As well as supporting pupils, our session with Richard Shorter – The Non-Perfect Dad – was aimed at parents, and explored a number of areas such as motivation, the parent-coach relationship and the impact Covid is having on young people.
Commenting on this term's webinar series, our Director of Sport, Phil Lewis, said: “We have been running the sessions once or twice a fortnight to ensure the pupils don’t get too overloaded with information as well as even more screen time – we're really pleased with how well these have been received.
“These sessions are brilliant way to support our pupils' continued learning and drive to improve, both as sports performers, but also as people. We are very lucky to have so many former pupils stay in touch and kindly offer their time and expertise in this way. They really are an inspiration to our current pupils.”
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