A HEREFORDSHIRE primary school is to host a workshop with a top British athlete.

Kimbolton St James CE Primary School is set to receive a visit from Scottish high jumper David Smith on Friday, April 1, and is asking for donations to help the event happen.

It is running the event in conjunction with CIC Sport for Champions UK.


The school said: "We will be receiving an inspirational visit from renowned Commonwealth Games Finalist David Smith and we need your support."

"We're asking all parents to help make it a memorable event for the pupils with the help of Commonwealth Games finalist David Smith and to raise funds for key resources for Kimbolton St James CofE Primary School."

The athlete's visit looks to inspire children to find excitement while exercising at school and encourage a healthier and more active lifestyle.

During an assembly, Sports For Champions athletes show medals and tell their story, hard work, lessons, and insights shared to capture the imagination of all and inspire healthier active lifestyles.

Athletes discuss challenges on the road to success, with resilience, nutrition, diet, and dedication forming key topics.


Students will be invited to join a fitness circuit led by a Mr Smith, who will educate and empower participants with a view to inspire them as “champions of tomorrow“.

David Smith is a Scottish champion high jumper who has represented his country in the Commonwealth Games.

He said: "I used to love PE, and that would shine through on sports days. I begged my parents to take me to a local athletics club that they had told me about."

"I started training there after school, and that’s where my love for athletics started. I even still train there to this day."