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olympic hopeful visits hilden oaks and helps raise money for new sports equipment

In January, Julz Adeniran visited Hilden Oaks, and inspired children throughout the school with his talk about athletics and training for the Olympics. The children completed a sponsored circuit, raising money for sports equipment for the school.

Hilden Oaks pupils raise over £1,000

Late in January, Olympic hopeful Julz Adeniran spent the afternoon at the school. The afternoon, organised in conjunction with Sports for Schools, saw the children completing four circuits, and raising more that £1,000 in sponsorship.

Adeniran, who represents Great Britain in the 110m hurdles, and is on track to participate in the 2016 Olympics, played a key motivational role, coaching and encouraging the children through the four different circuit skills. At the end of the afternoon, he gave an inspirational assembly, telling the children about his training schedule, his wins, and how life is as a professional athlete.

Over £1,000 has been raised, and money is still coming in. A percentage of the funds raised will help with the Sports for Schools scheme to support up-coming athletes, and the remainder will go towards providing sporting equipment for the Hilden Oaks.

Mrs Sizer, Head of Games and PE, said: “We had a brilliant afternoon with Julz. He was fantastic with the children. We plan to spend the money we raise on a new set of hurdles, and some football goals and cricket sets for the children to use in PE.”