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Long Jump champion workshop

January 19th, 2015

Year 7s trying to jump as far as British Champion JJ Jegede

British longjump champion JJ Jegede was on hand at Central Foundation Boys’ School to conduct a series of PE lessons with Year 7s.

The 2014 Indoor and Outdoor Longjump Champion visited the school for a morning and led a number of PE lessons. He engaged the boys in a series of activities, showing them how to improve their fitness, stamina and personal health as well as educating them on the importance of team building, even in a solo sport like the long jump.

He was joined by Tim Prendergast, the partially-sighted middle distance Paralympian, who was revisiting the school after taking a workshop of his own in the 2014 summer term. After a series of physical activities, the two instructed the boys in theory lessons as well.

As well as relating how he trained for and won the 2014 British Championship, Jegede spoke about his current schedule, working towards competing for Great Britain at the 2016 Summer Olympics.

For more photos from the workshop, view our gallery by clicking here.

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