Programme aims to inspire

Toby Garbett pictured with children from Blackboys and Framfield CE schools

Toby Garbett pictured with children from Blackboys and Framfield CE schools

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An Olympic inspired programme was launched this Tuesday at both Framfield and Blackboys CE Schools.

The Be the Best you can Be! Programme enables young people to discover and develop their unique potential and fulfil their dreams.

Head teacher of both schools, Mrs Jonquil King, said: “I was determined we would be one of the schools to undertake the programme as it rolls out nationally.”

She welcomed Olympic rower Toby Garbett, who had personally overcome problems with dyslexia to compete at Olympic and international level to launch the programme. This introduced inspirational speakers such as Olympians or Paralympians to share their story of how success is a journey with the need to overcome inevitable setbacks.

As role models they kick-start each school launch. This is followed by further themes designed to help young people discover the skills they need to follow their dream. The programme ends with a celebration where the youngsters and their teachers share what they have learnt. Children taking part are presented with a recognition medallion produced by the Royal Mint.

Toby Garbett competed in Coxed and Coxless Four competitions in five world championships (winning silver and gold) and took part in two Olympic Games. The programme is founded by Gold Medal winning athlete Dr David Hemery CBE.