Primary School Motivation

Ian offers half or full day visits for all year groups in Primary education, jointly planning a tailored visit focused on your school’s current objectives and Growth Mindset attitudes. Start with an Assembly exploring the power of Growth Mindset and high light the importance of determination, resilience and empathy, then move into a number of Growth Mindset or Mental Wellbeing Workshops and Judo Masterclasses. The choice is yours.

With a big emphasis on raising the bar in Maths, English and Science, Ian has also developed a way to bring sport into the classroom and has put together a range of Primary classroom based session for Year’s 5 & 6.

We all had the most amazing time and people are still commenting on how fantastic Ian’s visit was. Everyone was really blown away by how well Ian interacted with the children and how inspiring his story is. I know that a few staff members were unable to maintain a dry eye as Ian raced us through his rollercoaster journey. As an organiser, I loved how adaptable and professional Ian was. For anyone trying to promote resilience or growth mindset, a visit from Ian is a must.

Primary School Teacher, Ravenscourt Park Prep School

Build your visit using the following sessions

Green Dragon Primary School visitGrowth Mindset Assembly
Suitable for:  Whole school and parents
Allow Ian to share his story with your school and hear about his fight with looking different after contracting childhood eye cancer. Running through building self-esteem, self-confidence, self-belief and becoming a successful sportsman. A competitor in five Paralympic Games winning two medals, Ian will share his high’s and low’s and highlight the importance of having a growth mindset, setting goals and focusing on being your best.

Growth Mindset Workshop
Suitable for:  Year 5 and 6 Students
Include this workshop and inspire your students to aim for new highs. This will challenge your pupils to look at how Attitudes, Goal Setting, Confidence and Determination are so important in life and teach them new skills to aim for their own full potential.

 

Stress Management Workshop
Suitable for:  Year 5 and 6 Students
Dealing with our emotions and managing our stress levels is always tough and in the shoes of a student is sometimes overwhelming. This workshop explores how we can recognise when our stress levels rise, why we become fearful of certain tasks, how we should deal with others in these situations  and strategies Ian learnt in sport to control his performance under pressure.

 

Judo Session With A Difference (Subject to school gym mats)
Suitable for:  Year 3, 4, 5 and 6 Students
Judo is one of the world’s most widely practiced Olympic and Paralympic sports including throws, groundwork and the ability to change lives. Ian will add a twist to this amazing sport, by using blind folds and push your students out of their comfort zones exploring confidence, teamwork and communication skills.

Curriculum Lesson
Suitable for:  Year 5 and 6 Students
Link sport with a curriculum lesson and inspire Year 5 and 6 students in different ways. Ian will deliver a lesson and use the magic of achievement in sport to inspire in ways such as. Exploring maths and the use of angles, time and fractions, looking at the importance of teamwork in a science lesson or express how sport can inspire creative writing in literacy.


Half Day or Full Day visits now available.
Half Day Includes - Assembly and 2 x 45 minute or 1 x 90 minute workshop
Full Day - Dependant on your school timetable.

 

Sport can be life changing. Success isn’t all about money. We are all normal.
Mistakes are ok, practise makes progression not perfection!
The thing to success is a smile.
Never give up, otherwise you’ll never earn your goal.
Never give up. No-one is perfect. Give things a go.
(Pheasant Class - Years 3 and 4)

Inkpen Primary School

Testimonials

Headteacher - Grange Primary

Many, many thanks for Ian’s work at Grange launching the ‘Be the best you can be!’ Programme. I have heard many positive comments from teachers and students. Our staff even commented about students talking on the playground about his presentation. That’s the true measure of success… students taking time at breaks to discuss something they learned!!!

Primary School Teacher - Year 6

All of the services Ian provided were exemplary. It’s a week on now and the staff and children are all still talking about the visit.

Primary School Teacher - Cauldwell School

Ian was a great visitor to our school and he was so inspirational. He was really good with the children too. A great start to the week!

Primary School Teacher - Ravenscourt Park Prep School

We all had the most amazing time and people are still commenting on how fantastic Ian’s visit was. Everyone was really blown away by how well Ian interacted with the children and how inspiring his story is. I know that a few staff members were unable to maintain a dry eye as Ian raced us through his rollercoaster journey. As an organiser, I loved how adaptable and professional Ian was. For anyone trying to promote resilience or growth mindset, a visit from Ian is a must.

Primary School Teacher - Westfield Primary School & Nursery

Ian’s visit excelled all our expectations and to watch the faces of the Westfield team of staff and children in assembly, just made it so worthwhile even before Ian worked with the individual classes. It was truly a privilege to have Ian with us and his message of being the ‘ Best you can be!’ will be echoed and stay with us each day.

Primary School Parent

My 9 year and 7 year old sons were delighted to meet Ian today. Both boys came home eager to tell me about the polar bear and penguin. Ian truly engaged and inspired them. Usually they tell me the bare minimum about school, but tonight they have talked non stop about Ian and his achievements. Thank you for being such a positive role model.

Primary School Teacher - Parnwell Primary School

Thank you so much for a fabulous day! The children gained so much from you today and I had such amazing positive feedback from the staff! It was EPIC!

Receive a free Year 6 user license for Ian’s new Be More Penguin goal setting online resource, when booking Ian to visit your school in 2017.

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