Hi Everyone

It seems a while since I last wrote this but I’ve been busy working away, planning things to try to keep improving Leapfrog Sports. So, what have we been doing? We are busy planning our school events which are beginning now and the parties which are really starting to book up. I’m also going to be running a short session at St Margaret’s School (Richmond Road, Olton) on Saturday as their Summer Garden party theme is sport. Also look out for us at the Shirley Carnival in July and the Wythall Carnival in August (I’ll have a stand and be dressed up in fancy dress to fit in with their themes!)

In the classes over the next week we’ll be asking if you are returning to classes in September (where is the year going?!) and also gauging interest about us running some special classes over the summer – so let us know if that is something you’d like.

In the meantime, Kelly is the latest member of our team. She has been with us for a month and works mainly on Sunday mornings in Wythall but can also be seen some Thursday mornings at St Mary’s. As with all members of the team, I’ve asked her the tricky questions…

1) What is your favourite sport?

I like to play and watch all sports but my favourite is Basketball.

2) What makes you laugh the most?

Funny comments and conversations that children have with each other and the questions they ask! I also laugh when adults have silly minor accidents like walking into things or tripping over something.

3) What is your favourite and your worst food?

I practically like any food but my favourite is Chinese food and my worst is sprouts.

4) What song would you sing at karaoke?

I love singing although I am not very good at it as my children tell me! I always listen to music on the radio or songs from my phone in the car and sing along. I also enjoy competing against my friends on the game SingStar on the Wii U. I usually pick songs by Madonna or Katy Perry.

5) If you were a superhero, what powers would you have?

I would like to have psychic powers to be able to predict the future, as I love to plan and know what people are going to do or what they are thinking.

6) What do you like to do in your spare time?

I enjoy swimming, meeting up with friends and family to eat and drink. I also spend a lot of time helping others whenever I can and I am an active member of the Parent, Teacher Association at my children’s school.

7) What 3 people, living or dead, would you invite to dinner?

I would invite Michael J Fox and Tom Cruise, maybe Tom could teach/make me some cocktails! Whitney Houston as she was an amazing singer/song writer.

8) Tell us a bit about yourself…

I am married to Chris and have two children; Abigail aged 11 and Michael aged 8. I have worked for the NHS since 1994 and for the past 2 years I have volunteered as a classroom assistant at an infant and junior school whilst studying on my teaching assistant course. In April I gained my Level 3 Teaching Assistant qualification and would like to work in this type of role in the future.

9) Why did you want to work for Leapfrog Sports and what do you enjoy the most about working for Leapfrog Sports?

I have always wanted to work with children and when this opportunity came along I thought it is a really good way of expanding my experience of working with children combined with sports, which is what I enjoy. Although, I have only been with Leapfrog Sports for a short time I really love this job as I feel I am helping to give young children the experience of learning skills they need in life and when they start school. Leapfrog Sports programme is designed to give children and parents the opportunity to learn all sports in a fun and interactive way. I am so grateful to Jo for giving me this opportunity and I have enjoyed meeting and working with new people like Amanda and Dexter.

Thank you Kelly – It’s great to have you on the team!