A school has partnered with a sports charity to run a fundraiser to help support the mental and physical health of the pupils after the lockdowns.

Students at Heyford Park Free School, in Bicester, will be receiving a visit from England International Decathlete Matthew Lee as part of an effort to raise funds to help students improve their mental and physical health.  

The visit has been arranged by Sports for Champions, a charity that pairs sports stars with schools to inspire students to live healthier, active lifestyles.

During the assembly, Mr Lee will show his medals and tell his story, share insights, discuss challenges on his road to success, and teach the pupils about nutrition, diet and dedication.  

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The sports charity’s events are held in support of schools, which keep 60% of the funds raised to spend on resources that will enrich young peoples’ education experience.

Heyford Park Free School is promoting health and wellbeing throughout their student population, and with the help of Mr Lee, the school hopes to encourage a healthy attitude among their pupils.

It is also focusing on encouraging diversity and raising the aspirations of pupils through sport.

With the money raised, the school will invest in new equipment and fund opportunities for the children in afterschool clubs.

The school are calling for donations from parents, local organisations and friends of the school.

Donations can be made here.


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This story was written by Matthew Norman, he joined the team in 2022 as a Facebook community reporter.

Matthew covers Bicester and focuses on finding stories from diverse communities.

Get in touch with him by emailing: Matthew.norman@newsquest.co.uk

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