Swim star vis­its St Bartholomew’s

Loughborough Echo - - SHEPSHED SCENE -

ST BARTHOLOMEW’S C of E Pri­mary School, in Quorn, were de­lighted to wel­come Adam Peaty MBE, World and Olympic swim­ming cham­pion to open the new ac­tiv­ity trail, called Bart’s Bad­ger Trail. Bart’s Bad­ger Trail con­sists of 14 ac­tiv­ity sta­tions linked by a 300m track.

The chil­dren helped to choose the equip­ment to de­velop their strength, bal­ance and agility. All the chil­dren use the track for the Daily Mile chal­lenge by run­ning, jog­ging and walk­ing for 15 min­utes within ev­ery school day.

Bart’s Bad­ger Trail has been de­vel­oped through the gen­er­ous sup­port of Tar­mac, the Na­tional Lot­tery, Tesco, Waitrose and the school’s PTA. The chil­dren were thrilled to meet Adam Peaty who talked about his com­mit­ment to phys­i­cal health and en­cour­aged the chil­dren to work with de­ter­mi­na­tion to achieve their goals.

He an­swered some of the chil­dren’s ques­tions and then watched the chil­dren as they demon­strated us­ing the equip­ment.

Mrs Judith Bos­ton, the head­teacher, be­lieves Bart’s Bad­ger Trail is hav­ing a real pos­i­tive in­flu­ence on the chil­dren’s phys­i­cal health and well-be­ing.

She said: “It pro­vides fun and chal­lenge for chil­dren and staff.”

St Bartholomew’s C of E Pri­mary School, in Quorn, were de­lighted to wel­come Adam Peaty MBE, World and Olympic swim­ming cham­pion to open the new ac­tiv­ity trail, called Bart’s Bad­ger Trail.

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