Rugby League Player Visits Local Primary School

A professional Rugby League player has paid a visit to a local primary school to help raise awareness of the importance of health and well-being.

Jordan Baldwinson, who can play as a prop, second-row or lock, gave a talk to children at Outwood Primary Academy Ledger Lane, in Wakefield, during the school’s assembly. During his talk, Jordan explained the importance of being active and working on fitness to ensure you stay healthy as you get older.

In addition to his talk, Jordan also spent some time coaching the Year 6 children as he put them through their paces and worked on their rugby skills.

Speaking about his visit to the primary academy, Jordan said: “It was great to visit Outwood Primary Academy Ledger Lane and speak with the children about the importance of health and fitness.”

The children took a real interest and asked some really good questions which made it a really fun and engaging chat. 

“The coaching session was a lot of fun, and I was impressed with some of the skills on the display. I am confident that if they continue to work hard, there are a few potential future professional rugby league players at the school!”

The visit from Jordan is a key part of the school’s build-up to it’s Sports, Health and Well-being week which is taking place during 8th - 12th July. 

During the week, the school will be taking part in a sponsored Cycleathon on static bikes; looking at how the body works and the effects of eating different food; participating in a boot camp; experiencing dance aerobics and taking some time to think about mindfulness and completing activities to promote a positive mindset which includes a picnic on the school field. 

As well as these activities, the daily mile will be taking place along with the KS1 and KS2 Sports Days. 

Rachael Skirrow, Principal at Outwood Primary Academy Ledger Lane, said: “We were absolutely thrilled when Jordan said he would come in to the school to talk with the children. We are grateful for him giving up his time to discuss the importance of health and fitness with the children. It was a great day and very enjoyable for both the children and the staff.”