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Former international basketball players gives fitness lesson at primary school

A former Great Britain international basketball player put children through their paces at St Luke’s School.

On Thursday, Pierre Henry-Fontaine, sports coach and professional trainer, paid a visit to the school in Cookham Road for a sponsored fitness circuit as part of the Sports for Champions programme.

The scheme aims to get athletes into schools to ‘inspire and motivate’ children to live a more active lifestyle. Each visit to schools raises funds for GB athletes and the schools.

Headteacher Amanda Hough said: “We all enjoyed listening to Pierre talk about the people that had inspired him as a child and loved seeing video clips of him competing.

“Each class was lucky enough to have a training slot with Pierre and they all took part in a circuit of challenging fun exercises (like push-ups and burpees). The pupils, aged from four to 11 years old, had a great time and it was a real inspiration for all to meet someone that has accomplished their goals.”

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