Adam Wallis, is one of our network of 1000+ coaches, living and working in the Torquay and Plymouth area. We spoke to Adam to find out more about the excellent work he and his colleagues have been doing during the Coronavirus pandemic.
How have you been supporting your local schools over the last few months?
Several of our partner schools are still open in our community, all doing brilliant work to keep the children of key workers learning and engaged. We have been asked to support them with sport and physical activity, as well as with our popular personal development programme, a Game of Actual Life.
At Premier Education, we are well equipped to support schools in a variety of ways. Each day, the children arrive as buoyant as ever. They are understanding of the protective measures we have had to put in place, and there really are high spirits all round. The optimism they display is refreshing, lifting me and my colleagues too.
How has the Premier Education team rallied together over the last few months?
We’ve all responded extremely positively to the changes during this period of uncertainty. Everyone has displayed a real sense of togetherness as a team and demonstrated even greater pride in the work we each do. Many of us have worked with the same children each day and just yesterday, one of them told me how she ‘loved Premier Education coming in to deliver sports’.
How have you adapted sessions to ensure safety?
We’ve made classes smaller and designed sessions which mean the children can still learn without getting too close to one another, so striking and fielding games like Rounders, Softball or Baseball have been very successful. The children have also loved taking part in activities like orienteering, or Easter themed treasure hunts – which have been perfect, given the challenges.
..thank you Adam!
At Premier Education, we develop every session and activity to have a positive, lasting impact on each and every child. Our highly trained coaches are creative and adaptable, and at times like this, their commitment to their local communities is invaluable. We are extremely proud of Adam and all his colleagues up and down the country.
As we start to enter a ‘new normal’, we are happy to announce that our Holiday Camps will be available throughout the summer in safe, socially distanced settings.