Joe Wicks Visits

On Thursday last week we were very lucky to be visited by the body coach and author Joe Wicks.  Joe visited 12 schools across the UK as part of a promotional tour for his new book “The Burpee Bears”.  More than 200 children were able to pre-order a signed copy of the book and they received their book on the day of his visit.

Joe arrived at school at 9am and quickly set up for the work he would do with the whole school.  We had a large screen and sound system on the field so that he was able to work with the whole school.  At 930am the school were all out on the field and fortunately there was a break in the rain that allowed the activity to go ahead!  We started with an exercise class that everyone was able to join in with and then Joe read the book to the children.  After that children asked questions and then read a book they had written and illustrated about the impact Joe has had on their lives over the last 18 months.  Children in school and at home enjoyed doing his daily workouts through lockdown and he has inspired us to get fitter as well as to write a book!.  Joe was impressed with the children’s energy and enthusiasm as well as the book they wrote for him.

The whole school community had a great day and we are very grateful to Joe and Harper Collins for arranging the event.  Miss Churchward managed to get Winton chosen as one of the 12 schools to be lucky enough to receive a visit from such an inspirational role model.

You can view a video and photos of the event below.  Joe reads our book in one of his Instagram posts – it is worth checking it out if you haven’t seen it!  The Bournemouth Echo reported on the event and their account and pictures can be seen here. 



Joe Wicks Visit