Former Park View Pupil and Rugby Legend Works With Academy

The Jason Robinson Foundation

Pupils at Park View Academy have had the opportunity to experience the joy of sports and the power of mentorship by working with the Jason Robinson Foundation. Louise Taylor (Head of Academy) reached out via Robinson’s website to discuss the offer of coming into the academy to work with the pupils for a half term, bringing specialist coaches into the school to show pupils the positive impact sports can have on their lives.

Jason Robinson, Rugby Superstar

Jason Robinson, a rugby superstar, and former Park View Alumni, founded the organisation to empower disadvantaged children through sports and empower them to pursue their goals in the same way his teachers did. Growing up in the Beeston area and having attended Park View as a pupil himself, this full circle moment really shows his appreciation for the school that played a part in bringing his passion to light.

The Jason Robinson Foundation coaches have not only sparked their interest in sports like rugby, but today they even took part in some fun cricket activities.

Creating a Positive Impact Outside of the Classroom

This positive impact extends beyond the playing field. The foundation recently surprised our Year 6 pupils with an unforgettable experience: watching England’s Rugby Union team train, followed by lunch and a meet-and-greet with Robinson himself. The day ended with a game of crazy golf, solidifying the connection between pupils and the sporting legend.

“We have come really sporty children here, and I think meeting a real life person that’s got the achievements that he has, and for the children to see it’s possible… is just amazing.”

Louise Taylor, Head of Academy

The coaches have even taken the time to work with the academy and make sure that the sessions are on par with the P.E curriculum whilst also keeping it fun and exciting. It has also given the staff the opportunity to see new ways they can teach P.E to their classes.

“Not only have our children really benefited, but our staff being have to. Being able to see what these coaches can get out of our children and what can be delivered.”

Louise Taylor, Head of Academy

The Foundation serves as a powerful example of how sports can foster teamwork, inspiration, and a love of learning in young people, no matter where you come from.

To find out more about The Jason Robinson Foundation, click here >