Swansea City legend Lee Trundle, Cyril the Swan and Blue Peter presenter Radzi Chingyanganya paid a visit to St Therese Primary School in Port Talbot [on Wednesday January 17, 2018] to mark the launch of Super Movers, a new campaign from the BBC and the Premier League which will help primary school teachers to inspire children to become more active throughout their school day and enhance their learning.
The special visitors took part in a series of activities including a special Super Movers assembly, before visiting several classrooms to lead pupils in physical activity designed to improve pupils’ concentration, motivation and enjoyment of learning. At lunch time, the school’s attendees came together for a flashmob workout which saw more than 50 students following a routine in unison.
Tom Cross, 10, a year 5 pupil at St Therese Primary School, said:
“School was so much fun today. It was very exciting to meet Radzi, who I watch on Blue Peter on TV. We all did some warm up exercises together. I think it was really fun for everyone and it helped me to concentrate on my schoolwork afterwards.”
Swansea City FC club ambassador Lee Trundle said:
“It has been great fun visiting St Therese Primary School today. I’m a big supporter of education and I’m always glad to visit young people on behalf of the club. Super Movers is a great new initiative that I’m pleased to be supporting. The idea of getting children more active as they learn in classrooms is certainly positive and it was easy to see from the looks on the children’s faces that it is something they enjoy and which will enhance their school day.”
Radzi Chinyanganya said:
“I am lucky enough to get to take part in regular physical challenges and activities for Blue Peter, so I can vouch for how enjoyable it is and how much of a boost it gives you! That’s why I’m on board with Super Movers as it’s a brilliant yet simple way to encourage children to move more throughout the school day and get them in the zone for learning.
“It has been a great experience meeting the school children and teachers of St Therese Primary School. Everyone was very upbeat and it has been fantastic for me to see the Super Movers programme in action.”
Teachers can take advantage of the content on the Super Movers website at www.bbc.co.uk/supermovers.
There will be an abundance of ‘Brain Booster’ videos and simple solutions to help children learn while they move – all linked to the UK curricula and easy to use in the classroom, with no extra equipment required.
Super Movers will also help encourage families to live active lifestyles and can be used at home with a range of ‘Just For Fun’ videos and games designed to get children and grown-ups moving together in their living rooms.