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Schoolchildren taught nutritional lessons by Grantham sports and education charity




An initiative to teach nutritional lessons was delivered virtually by a sports and education charity.

The Inspire+ Talented Athlete Programme was created by Olympian Sophie Allen and Paralympian Sam Ruddock.

These high-performance athletes have spent the past few months passing on their knowledge and experience to young children who have been nominated by their school teachers.

Ellie Atter posted these pictures of Ollie cooking along. (47661200)
Ellie Atter posted these pictures of Ollie cooking along. (47661200)

Inspire+ coach Lisa Ashcroft joined Sam for the Key Stage 1 cohort and helped the youngest of the team understand fundamental movement skills and how they control their bodies through balance, stability and co-ordination.

Key Stage 2 were treated to a selection of seminars focusing on biomechanics, teamwork, communication and nutrition. The conclusion of the programme was a cooking class with Darren Tinkler from Roots to Food.

Over 30 children followed along with Darren live on Facebook, as he cooked his dish of Albondigas (Spanish meatballs).

Kris Summer posted these images of Thomas making the Spanish meatballs. (47661213)
Kris Summer posted these images of Thomas making the Spanish meatballs. (47661213)

Sam said: “This year’s cohort have really taken to learning more about their body and it’s abilities.

"Parents have also had a wonderful chance to see how their children learn and have even surprised them with their new found knowledge.

"The live cooking class was incredible too, seeing so many photos from parents of their budding chefs, who were beaming as they held their plates of yummy food, it made all the preparation and hard work worth it!”



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