BMX champion jumps over teachers at Harpenden primary school

BMX champion Mike Mullen visited The Lea Primary School in Harpenden. Picture: The Lea Primary Schoo

BMX champion Mike Mullen visited The Lea Primary School in Harpenden. Picture: The Lea Primary School - Credit: Archant

Pupils and staff at The Lea Primary School in Harpenden were paid a visit by BMX Halfpipe Champion and Former World Master Champion Mike Mullen.

BMX champion Mike Mullen visited The Lea Primary School in Harpenden. Picture: The Lea Primary Schoo

BMX champion Mike Mullen visited The Lea Primary School in Harpenden. Picture: The Lea Primary School - Credit: Archant

Mike runs BMX Academy, where he shares his personal experience of being a young, not particularly sporty boy who lacked confidence, and how learning to do BMX stunts and enter competitions enabled him to build resilience.

Mike shared this message of positivity in a school assembly, which had headteacher Mr Berry and other members of staff lying on the floor while Mike jumped over them with his BMX.

Mike also hosted workshops for Year 5 and 6 children.

A spokeswoman at the school said: "The pupils came to the workshop with differing abilities, but ultimately each child went home understanding how they could be empowered to embrace challenge in other areas of their life."

BMX champion Mike Mullen visited The Lea Primary School in Harpenden. Picture: The Lea Primary Schoo

BMX champion Mike Mullen visited The Lea Primary School in Harpenden. Picture: The Lea Primary School - Credit: Archant


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