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What is Aspire2Me?

What do we offer?

Our Aspire2 Me programmes deliver motivational and inspirational sessions through assemblies and workshops.


Sessions include interactive talks and workshops led by elite national and international athletes talking about their specialist fields and life experiences. The Aspire 2 Me programme raises the aspirations of young people, promoting personal growth, career and life goals whilst preparing them for any life challenges that are part of everyday life. Preparing young people for the transition towards Higher Education is explored and developed in these sessions.


Our provisions will commence with one of our motivational speakers doing an assembly session with the whole year group, followed by workshop sessions delivered by the speaker and another Learn by Design educational communicator. Various formats are shown below, including COVID safe and blended options.

Session Price 
*Terms and conditions apply

We offer a fully blended learning experience in order to accommodate virtual delivery requirements for your students.

Core principles explored within the sessions:

  • Self-Discipline & Preparation

  • Overcoming Adversity

  • Leadership & Fostering Morale

  • Embracing Change

  • Creative Thinking & Risk Taking

  • The Courage to Be Yourself

Impacts for Schools and young people:

  • Raising personal goals and aspirations

  • Productive learning and how to make a success of yourself in school or work

  • Building and enhancing self-esteem and self-belief

  • Emotional intelligence

  • Developing leadership and team-work skills

  • Accepting responsibilities and accountability, even in adverse situations

  • Improving communication and correspondence skills

  • How to enhance personal health and mental wellbeing


We raise the aspirations of young people through the essence if sport and wellbeing.

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Athlete Day

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School Day

Meet the Athletes - hover over the images to read more.

Paige Griffin

Aspire 2 Me Athlete Speaker

Paige has had a lifelong passion for education and the opportunities it can provide. She now works to spread the lessons learnt through her Tae Kwon-Do success to help and inspire other people.

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Stephen Frew

Aspire 2 Me Athlete Speaker

Stephen is a member of Disabled Shooting Great Britain, where he shoots pistol as part of the medal potential GB squad. He shot his first international competition in 2014.

Stephen was no stranger to disability - hear his story.

Jared Patel

Aspire 2 Me Athlete Speaker

Jared is an aeronautical engineering graduate and spent 7 years as a table tennis international between 2007 and 2014. He has a passion for education and helping people believe in themselves.

Kelvin Batey

Aspire 2 Me Athlete Speaker

Kelvin is a BMX Champion and has worked with young people at various levels from teaching PE and working in Pupil Referral Units to coaching a BMX team and members of the British Cycling Talent Squad. Find out about his success journey and his passion to see young people have their own. 

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Oliver Jones

Aspire 2 Me Athlete Speaker

Olivia is an England Rugby player on a student contract for England Sevens. She earnt her first cap in the 2017-2018 season and plays in Loughborough for the Premiership team Loughborough Lightening. Hear how she made her dream happen.

Joanne Jackson

Aspire 2 Me Athlete Speaker

Joanne is a triple Olympian swimmer, competing in
Athens 2004, Beijing 2008 and London 2012. Jo set a new world record and become the
most successful swimmer at a championship by winning 2 x silver medals and a bronze at The World

Hear how she did it!


The young people will receive an engaging insight into the speaker’s own journey to success. The content will naturally differ slightly, dependant on the speaker and their own experiences, however they will all demonstrate where they have personally overcome barriers, such as injury, none-team selection, withdrawal of funding or similar. The motivational speakers will also reiterate the importance of attaining Higher Education and/or career pathways whilst pursuing careers in sport, illustrating that importance using their own life situations.  

All of our delivery team are energetic and engaging and have significant experience of this form of work. All students will also receive a physical logbook/journey passport where they can keep a record of what they experience, learn or become inspired to achieve.

The Workshop

Within the workshop session the young people will reflect on their own personal skills, knowledge and attributes and how to utilise these to thrive in their current education setting and how these can be developed to assist with their progression to higher education. The session will include problem solving, risk taking and creative thinking looking at dealing with challenges in everyday life and developing action plans to assist in overcoming barriers.

This intervention will help improve behaviour, social integration, and positive character traits. It will build confidence in their ability to meet their short-term academic targets by highlighting the relevance of these to their long-term future destination choices.  It will also stretch the participants, intellectually and emotionally.

The Aspire 2 me programmes have been brilliant and we have seen ex-athletes deliver inspirational speeches as well as leading motivational sessions for pupils from Y9-Y13. The students and teachers always come away inspired and we will definitely be continuing to use them this year!