Helo o Galiff!
Oooh, i’ve always wanted to speak Welsh!
Last week, I was super, super proud to spend a wonderful day in Cardiff, supporting, running, walking and cheering on the tremendous team from All Saints Primary School CW. After arriving in rain like I have never seen, the clouds parted and the sun (almost) shone as the team, their coaches, teachers, parents and the Head Teacher made the journey to the National Athletics Centre in Cardiff. This multi-million pound facility opened 18 months ago and where Gethin Smart, the Sport Neighbourhood Coordinator, runs community engagement. We were gifted the track for the afternoon for the Mini Mermaids to run, walk, hop, skip and cartwheel their way around.
There were nerves a plenty, however I was so impressed with all of the girls embracing their Mini Mermaid voices as they circled the track 12 times. As the girls finished, they’d go back back around the track to help their other team mates, taking everything that they have learnt about teamwork, inner strength, resilience and moving at their happy pace.
How did this all come about? Earlier this year, Coach Sophie got in contact with us after her friend was a coach in Leeds. Once we had reached out and found a school for her, with the support from the schools year 6 teacher (Georgia) she was off and flying! Sophie and the team from Cardiff show that all you need is a passion for improving the health and well-being of girls, teamwork and determination and you to can deliver your own Mini Mermaid programme!
We are SUPER proud of them all!
Ni allwn aros am yr un nesaf!