Paralympic athlete Lee Whiteley's visit to Plantation

We were delighted to invite Great British Paralympic athlete Lee Whiteley to our school on Friday 24th February to deliver a fitness circuit and inspirational assembly to our children! Lee specialises in the 100m and 200m sprint. He has Cerebral Palsy and managed to break the European record for the 100m and 200m sprint at the World Championships in Lyon in 2013.

Before the day, the children were given the challenge of raising sponsorship money to participate in the gruelling fitness circuits and they smashed our initial target of £1000 by raising a grand total of:


We would like to thank all of our children and parents for contributing to such as fantastic total. The classes that raised the most money from lower school and upper school will help Mr Sanders with spending the money on sporting equipment for our break times and our curriculum P.E lessons.

On the day, our curriculum was completely inspired by Lee Whiteley! The children took part in many activities such as:

  • PSHE sessions regarding the Olympic and Paralympic values and how these could be replicated during the school day
  • Art & Design lessons focusing on self-portraits of Lee and creating mosaics of Team GB logos.
  • Using the computing resources to research Lee and identify facts that would be interesting to use within a fact files on Lee about Lee.

Our event was so fantastic that it made it onto the Knowsley News website! Click the link below to read the article!

Check out our gallery of the day below!