January has started with a sporting bang with 30 of our children from Years 2-4 trialling our brand new Maths on the Move initiative. All the children (and adults!) involved enjoyed the session, which is aimed at boosting maths confidence and attainment through an energetic maths/PE combo. On leaving the hall, one child was overheard saying “that was the best maths lesson ever”, so success already with the children! In March, teachers and leaders from the delivering company ActiveMe360 will observe lessons and track progress of students over the first 8 weeks of the trial, so watch this space for more news then.
Why did you become a coach?
When I was a child, I didn’t always like sport. I became a coach because I wanted all children to have a good experience of sport. I wanted to make sport for everyone.
What do you do at the weekend?
On Saturday I coach toddler football. During the rest of my weekend, I enjoy hiking in Wiltshire and Devon with my partner and my dog.
Why do you do hiking?
After a busy week it is good to clear your mind and relax. Hiking helps me to do this.
What is your favourite sport?
Judo. It is something I really enjoy. I was in Year 3 when I started judo. Learning to get back up each time I was knocked down in judo really helped me to develop resilience.
What else to you like apart from sport?
Food. I was previously a chef in Amsterdam.