Information for schools


PE-teachers have a non-stop list of tasks to complete, varying from teaching a wide range of indoor and outdoor activities to young people, as well as organising, preparing, supervising and challenging students to take part. On top of that, there are pressures from the latest policies, meeting deadlines, PPA, evaluations, markings, and meetings. Then there are also clubs to run.

In October 2009, the Minister for Children, Schools and Families, explained that the Government is raising the bar on youth sport in the UK in the run-up to the 2012 London Olympics and Paralympics. National PE and Sport Strategy for Young People and world class investment ensured that pupils are now doing at least 3 hours of high quality PE and sport each week.

The AQA, the UK’s largest exam board, lists Olympic weightlifting in their 2010 prospectus, as an option in athletic activities. As an ex PE teacher, I would be able to teach as part of the curriculum, or alternatively to coach in a club environment (pre-school, lunch-time or after school).

Currently, I work closely with Newcastle Schools Sport Partnership and coach Olympic Weightlifting in after-schools clubs in several primary and secondary schools. I have Enhanced CRB clearance and references are available.

If you would like to discuss the possibilitiy of offering Olympic weightlifting to your pupils at your school, please email Vika

Our Mission

“Raise The Bar” Olympic Weightlifting Club aims to make a positive contribution to the personal, social, academic and technical development of all school-age lifters.

By providing a safe, professional learning environment it is expected that individuals will be given the opportunity to maximise their potential. In pursuit of this goal coaching staff will help each player to ‘be the very best that they can be.’

The ultimate objective is to raise “local gifted and talented” weightlifters who will represent our local region, nationally and internationally.

Why not support us & help us raise funds!

We are expanding very rapidly, and are desperately in need of more equipment. Raising cash would enable to buy some weightlifting suits for deprived lifters, save up for coaching courses for our youth, and to buy more equipment, which would benefit all.

Help us out and buy all your shopping on-line via the easyfunding website and a percentage of everything you buy will be donated to the club’s cause.

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