BMX champion gets on his bike to White Spire school

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Pupils at White Spire School were visited by BMX champion Mike Mullen as part of the national Sky Sports Living for Sport project – and they told him to get on his bike.

Ten students from White Spire were given a session from Mike on BMX as a sport, teaching them leadership and other life skills. After learning the basics students quickly moved on to doing different tricks and skills.

MP Iain Stewart, who serves Milton Keynes South, was there to find out how the project was helping students at the school.

He said: “It was a really enjoyable morning. The students were clearly having a fantastic time and were learning in ways they wouldn’t normally.

“Sports, such as BMX, gives young people so much. It gives them confidence in their own abilities. Across Milton Keynes there are numerous sporting projects helping develop the city’s young people.”

Sky Sports Living for Sport is now in its tenth year and has around 30,000 secondary school students participating in the programme every year. The programme aims to help improve self confidence, attitudes towards learning and creativity.

Head teacher at White Spire School, Mrs. Penicud, said: “As a school we focus on meeting the needs of all pupils, collectively and individually. Sky Sports Living for Sport certainly helps achieve this. There is no doubt the sessions help students grow in confidence and above all, it is a very enjoyable experience for all involved.”