Sporting champion inspires youngsters at Springfield Community Campus

Sporting champion inspires youngsters at Springfield Community Campus

British snowboard champion Jamie Barrow paid a visit to Springfield Community Campus this morning, Monday 15 December, to inspire pupils from The Corsham School.

School sport leaders from years 9 to 13 took part in a series of teamwork challenges, led by Jamie, designed to promote good leadership skills.

The pupils’ physical sessions were based around six key areas of success: mental toughness, hunger to achieve, people skills, sports and life knowledge, breaking barriers, and planning for success.

Students were also given climbing training using the campus’ climbing wall.

Jamie Barrow was on the British Snowboard Cross Team when he was aged 15, competing in international and UK events.

He was the British Junior Snowboard Cross Champion in 2009, 2010 and 2011. In 2011 he also won the British Universities Indoor Snowboard Championships.

Following an injury sustained in 2013, he had to withdraw from the British Snowboard Cross Team. Jamie is now a Sky Sports Living For Sport Athlete Mentor, working with Youth Sport Trust.

It was a pleasure for the campus to host such an exciting and inspiring event for local young people. The students behaved impeccably and demonstrated the passion and determination to become fantastic sports leaders of their generation.

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