School Councils UK Newsletter sent out on 20/06/12 with articles about:

Apprentice Supermarket, Find My Child, Sports Leadership and School Council Resources.

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Newsletter 32 sent out on 29/05/12

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You never know until you try!


Hello everyone 

My name is Dalton Grant and I am a former World Class High Jumper.  I am a three time Olympian, European and Commonwealth Gold medallist.  I was Captain of the British Team and a Board Director of the London 2012 bid team, bringing the Olympics to London.

I would like to give you an insight into what I believe it takes to become a world class person, be it in sport or any other path you may choose.

The first thing you need to do is embrace the challenge set out before you.  Life is full of challenges and it is how you deal with the situations that face you that can make all the difference.  You can gain knowledge by reading, physical experience will be totally different and will give you a realistic idea of where you are in comparison to where you want to be.

Mental and physical preparation is the key to success, so you need to overcome any problems which will prevent you from preparing properly – eg, peer pressure, punctuality, discipline, respect (for yourself and others).  Overcoming these things will set you up in life and lead you down the correct path.  We may find it difficult to do these things at the start, but with perserverence and sacrifice it will become easier and turn into a habit.

Another area of importance is having the correct nutritional intake.  Be aware of the types of foods you are eating and the calorie content.  A healthy mind needs a healthy body.  What tastes good might not always be good for the body.  Everything in moderation!!

It is important to have the right mindset in whatever you choose to do.  This is something that may take time to develop, but it is worth it in the long run as it will change your life for the better!!

You have to make mistakes to improve, so don’t be too hard on yourself.




Hey Dalton 

Just a quick note to say thanks again for this morning.

You were brilliant and both the students and staff were inspired by your visit.

Thanks for being so amazing..


 Hi Dalton

It was a pleasure to meet you today.  What a great presentation you gave, you had the kids eating out of the palm of your hand. 

We would love for you to come to our school and perhaps deliver an assembly along the same lines as we are celebrating the Olympics through our curriculum from 25th June which is National School sports week, until 18th July. 

Really hope this will be possible.


Would you like an ex-Olympian to visit your school?

Are you having an Olympic week?  What a great time to invite Dalton to visit your school, bringing his medals and video of his highjumping!

Would your pupils/students benefit from hearing how sport, exercise and healthy eating all contribute to raising aspirations, increased self-esteem and can help build transferrable skills?

Do read the info below!

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Foundation TV have asked us to promote the fact that they are looking for…..



Closing Date:  11th June 2012

Please see the info on the poster below.

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OK, school councillors (and link teachers!), this is YOUR chance for YOUR school to take part in a genuine Guinness World Record attempt, along with every other school in the country. The attempt is being organised by the Health Protection Agency (wow!) and School Councils UK jointly.

On Monday October 15th, an official Guinness World Record attempt will take place to set the record for young people at school, all doing the same hand hygiene lesson at the same time. Schools across the UK will be taking part and you are invited to join in, so that you can say that you are a Guinness World Record holder. Yes, you!

 There is no cost to take part. 

Simply ask your teacher to go to to register your school’s interest in being involved and to receive your information pack to tell you how to enter. We will send your teacher the information you need. School councillors should ask the link teacher to register and not do so themselves.

Of course, there’s a serious side to this. We want young people to realise just how important hand hygiene is. Washing your hands is quite simply the best thing you can do to protect yourself against many diseases. 

We’d like you to have the chance to show the world that when young people speak with one voice they should be heard. Already, many schools have signed up. Just think! If you and everyone else takes part, we could have the biggest ever number of young people doing the same thing at the same time. You will show them what a very powerful voice young people have.

 Please help us spread the word by mobile and on Twitter (follow @schoolcouncils and @HPAuk)

 Note to teachers:  there’s a great lesson plan available to back up this exciting and fun event.

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