Grantham charity Inspire+ aims to inspire schools at conference

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A Grantham based sports charity, which serves schools in South Kesteven and wider Lincolnshire, hosted its second annual Physical Education conference on September 18.

Inspire+, which aims to improve the lives for young people through sport and healthy active lifestyles, invited its member primary schools to the conference to plan the academic year, ensuring schools fully realise their extensive Inspire+ membership services.

The conference also enabled the schools to share good practice, participate in practical workshops and listen to key note speakers.

Special guest, Matt Hampson, a former rugby player who was left paralysed from the neck down after an accident when training, delivered an emotional speech at the conference, leaving many delegates fighting back the tears.

Vincent Brittain, CEO of Inspire+ said: “It was fantastic to see so many physical education coordinators and head teachers attend our conference.

“Inspire+ is their charity and together we are making a difference to the quality of physical education, sport and leadership delivered in schools, which in turn supports the development of so many young people.

“We were very lucky to have Matt at the conference, he has inspired us all with his courage and determination that has seen him succeed in setting up his foundation to support seriously injured sports people.”

This year’s group of schools will access services through their Inspire+ membership, including athlete ambassador visits, localised training courses for school staff, pupil leadership training, The Legacy Challenge resources, a gifted and talented programme, access to PGL, parent and volunteer training and specialist coaches providing sports clubs and curriculum support.

Jon Clack, head teacher at Great Ponton Primary School said: “We are fortunate to have Inspire+ supporting our local schools.

“The range and breadth of their services is making a big difference to the development of school staff and pupils.

“The Physical Education conference has proven to be a big success and we look forward to the year ahead with Inspire+.”

Inspire+ is a totally unique charity, which receives no Government funding and is recognised nationally as delivering the most comprehensive package to primary schools.

The charity has created a county wide resource called the Legacy Challenge which engages children and families to lead more active and healthier lifestyles.

To find out more about the charity please visit the website at http://inspireplus.org.uk/