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BMX treat for Hilgay and Ten Mile Bank pupils

Ten Mile Bank and Hilgay school pupils taking part in a  new initiative called Be the Best you can Be. With World Champion BMX rider Mike Mullen

Ten Mile Bank and Hilgay school pupils taking part in a new initiative called Be the Best you can Be. With World Champion BMX rider Mike Mullen

Youngsters at a primary school were inspired to aim for the stars by a world champion BMX rider.

Children from Ten Mile Bank and Hilgay Primary Schools were treated to watching Mike Mullen in action last week.

Mr Mullen, who has world and European titles under his belt, delighted the 90 children by jumping over staff members Olivia Petherick and Maria Higgins.

Mr Mullen visited Ten Mile Bank as part of the Be the Best You Can Be programme, which was set up to inspire and engage youngsters to pursue their dreams as part of the 2012 Olympic Legacy.

New headteacher Judi Jarrett said: “The idea of the visit was to inspire the children by meeting someone who has achieve their goals.

“We hope it will encourage the children to set themselves goals and raise their aspirations.

“Mr Mullen gave an amazing assembly when he talked about his life. He also got a member of staff to balance on the bike.”

The visit launched a 12 month project which will encourage children to keep a dream diary and other activities

Ms Jarrett took over the reins of both schools in September after John Ward retired in the summer.

Along with some projects to improve some of the classrooms at both schools, she is also encouraging staff to work closer together.

She said: “I am enjoying the challenge and both schools are lovely. The governors have also been very supportive.”

 

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