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Welcome to Aspire2Me brought to you on behalf of DANCOP


These sessions are FREE to Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire schools, as part of DANCOP government funding. Please visit their website for more information here.

Our Aspire2 Me programmes deliver motivational and inspirational sessions through assemblies and workshops. This specific DANCOP programme achieves this through interactive talks and workshops led by elite national and international athletes.


Elite National Athletes telling their story:


Learners hear first-hand from elite athletes as they share their professional and personal experiences in a motivational talk. Their stories explain how they rose above their challenges in many areas of life, equipping learners with the confidence to do the same.

For details of how to book, click here.

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.

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. 

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

Due to the current restrictions presented by Covid-19 our workshops can be delivered through a variety of experiences.

Three options to get your students motivated and inspired:


Online Learner Portal

Get in touch to gain access to pre-recorded videos of the athletes as well as student worksheets.

Live Webinar

Book a Live webinar with one of our athletes for an interactive session with the students. Dates available until July 2021.

Face to Face Workshop

We can deliver face to face workshops in a blended, covid safe way. Download the leaflet to learn more and book.

For more bespoke bookings, feel free to just email our team.

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

Please note that as part of receiving these funded resources, DANCOP require:

  • Completed EMWPREP forms

  • A completed DANCOP register for DANCOP learners attending the activity - download template here

Please let us know if this will be completed before the activity (preferable) or after the activity. If you would like any support with these documents or have any questions, please contact who can take you through it step by step.