Skegness’ Richmond School launched a Legacy challenge project on Thursday, April 24, with the help of Robert York, an ex-pupil of the school.
Robert gave a presentation to the children, in which he described how by following the Olympic values and working hard he has reached the top of his sport, wind surfing.
The Legacy Challenge is a new initiative that is being offered to schools across the whole of Lincolnshire in partnership
with Healthy Schools and a charity called Inspire +.
The Legacy Challenge is based on the Olympic and Paralympic games and aims to actively engage pupils in 60 minutes of activity a day to create a health legacy for those pupils taking part.
The project will run for several weeks and will finish on June 20.
As the name suggests each activity is challenging and requires effort to complete and parents are encouraged to help each child gather evidence as proof of completion, which is then signed off by parents and school staff.
Evidence might consist of an exercise diary, a signed volunteering log, photographs, or a short signed note from a responsible adult.
If the amount of evidence is insufficient, guidance as to what additional evidence is needed will be given.
This is to ensure fairness so that equal amounts of effort are rewarded for each child.
Children are given a folder which contains their Legacy challenge booklet.
The school has used some of its sports funding to purchase quality sports equipment, that successful children will have a
chance to win, in a free prize draw.
Eight prizes are up for grabs in total with the manager of Skegness’ SportsDirect donating two size four footballs.
Each completed and verified challenge will gain one prize for a lucky student after a prize draw.
In addition to the school prizes, all children who successfully complete all six tasks will be entered into a Lincolnshire competition with the chance of winning a mini iPad.
The Skegness sailing star, Robert York was recently crowned RYA Youth National champion as the RYA’s premier youth racing event came to a close after five days of racing on the Olympic waters of Weymouth and Portland on Friday April 18).
As well as picking up the Youth National title in the RS:X boys windsurfing event, 18-year-old York, who is a student at Skegness Academy, was announced as one of the 12 sailors who will represent Great Britain at the ISAF Youth Sailing World Championships 2014.