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Sport and Wellbeing Exhibition

 

Sport and Wellbeing Exhibition, Thursday 26th April, 6.30pm to 9.00pm

Please note it is free for students and £5.00 (cash only) entry fee charge for adults. 

The purpose of the evening is to provide information, guidance and support to both pupils and parents in the fields of sport and wellbeing. As I am sure you are aware, there is a concerning number of children not regularly participating in sport and physical activity and one in four children have a diagnosed mental health problem. 

Therefore, the Exhibition will provide young people with the opportunity to hear from experts in the field and try out new sports and activities through demonstrations and workshops. 

We are focusing on 5 key areas- Overcoming challenges, Fitness and Exercise, Elite Sport, Wellbeing and Health and Nutrition. 

Workshops 

We have over 25 workshops taking place with;

...with Sweaty Betty, England Hockey, Neal’s Yard, Team GB, Mind, Ania Jeffries- Founder of Women’s work, Beat Eating Disorders, The Running Hub, The Wells Physiotherapy and Sports Injury Clinic, Tom Evans Ultra Runner and many more are attending, plus over 50 Exhibitors including local gyms, sports clubs, individual specialists and shops.

Taster Sessions

...with Bouncefitt, Tunbridge Wells Hockey Club, KC’s strength and conditioning coaching, Bootcamp sessions and a badminton masterclass with double Commonwealth Silver Medallist Heather Olver and many more.

Key note speaker

... is Ben Smith who ran 401 marathons in 401 days

"I was bullied for eight years of my life at school. It affected my confidence and self-esteem and that led to me trying to take my own life when I was 18."

At the age of 29 he was 16.5 stone, smoked 30 cigarettes a day and found himself in a situation he was unable to get out of. Confident on the outside but ruined within, Ben suffered a TIA (incomplete stroke). This was to be his life changing moment. Having never been interested in sport whilst growing up, he was given the opportunity to join a running club, but was initially dubious and scared. After joining, he found a passion for running, began to lose weight, and with each extra mile he ran his confidence began to grow. After completing 30 marathons in 2 years, Ben decided to take his bad experiences and turn them into something positive. This was the birth of ‘The 401 Challenge’. 

Workshops take place across three session times 7.00pm to 7.30pm, 7.40pm to 8.10pm and 8.20pm to 8.50pm.


Posted: 13/03/2018 at 09:04
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