Basketball Wow Day

Basketball Wow Day

On Wednesday 10th October we were very fortunate to have two special guests in school. Mark Waters and Paul Sturgess.

Mark is a former athlete who has created a partnership with his colleague Paul through their involvement in sport.

Paul is a former Harlem Globetrotter who has travelled the world with his career in Basketball; partly due to his uniqueness and individuality he has since had a wealth of opportunities open up for him which have led him down a very different path, one which he could only dream of, including acting and educating children. Paul holds two Guinness World Records, he is the ‘Tallest Man in Britain’ and the ‘Tallest Basketball Player in the World’ standing at 7ft 7in.

The aim of this visit was to give the children an inspirational insight into how being different and unique is a positive attribute and how it can bring its own unique benefits and opportunities. An added bonus was that the children were able to experience a basketball session learning tricks and skills with a professional basketball player. The children had an absolutely fantastic day and loved every minute! A very big thank you to Mark and Paul.

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