Be the Best You Can Be

15th September 2014

Monday 15th September saw the launch of an Olympic inspired programme at Earley St Peter’s Primary School.   The Be the Best you can Be! programme enables young people to discover and develop the unique potential within themselves and inspires, engages and empowers them to pursue and fulfil their dreams.  This unique programme has been developed as an Educational Legacy going beyond Sport and far beyond the inspiration of London 2012 to inspire the youth of Britain and the rest of the world. 

Dr David Hemery CBE, Olympic Gold Medallist and former World Record Holder (400m Hurdles, Mexico 1968), founder of 21st Century Legacy says “everyone has a spark of greatness within them and through a combination of dreams and practical application they can achieve their potential, as long as they positively set their mind to it, believe in themselves and are prepared to work hard.” 

By completing the programme young people raise their self-confidence and self-esteem and benefit from higher aspirations, and a clearer path to how they can realise their dreams. 

Ian Rose, torchbearer and Opening Ceremony performer for the London 2012 Paralympic Games, winner of 2 Paralympic, 5 World Championship and 9 European Championship Medals, is one of Great Britain’s most successful Paralympic Judoka and came to lead assembly on Monday 15th September and talk to the children in their classes. 

His assembly was truly inspirational for children and adults alike as we heard how Ian had overcome many setbacks in his life and gone on to achieve his dreams. We are delighted that our school is undertaking this programme as it rolls out nationally.  The inspiration offered by High Achievers including Olympians and Paralympians such as Ian Rose, who strive to achieve their dreams is incredibly powerful and really and engaged our pupils. Our staff team look forward to delivering this exciting and transformational programme. 

Ian Rose invited the classes from Year 1 to 6 to undertake the Penguin Challenge this week.  The aim is for each of the children to achieve three small challenges during the course of the week either at home or school.  At the heart of this is learning new skills or committing to do something which they should be doing already (such as keeping their room tidy) but, for whatever reason they are not doing.  So this week we have all been trying to “Be more Penguin” – ask your child about it!