Worldwide BMX Champion Mike Mullen
Sporting Athlete Visit
We had a very special visitor this week; Mike Mullen the UK halfpipe pro champion and former world master halfpipe champion.
Mike did a very special assembly, and explained his journey (with all the ups and downs) and what inspired him to a start doing BMX. Amazed by the excitement of bicycle stunts, and the creative possibilities within BMX, Mike formed a dream to become a professional biker. Without parental support, coaches or a team, Mike learnt to become resourceful and chanelled his energy to fulfil his dream. That ultimately translated into winning two world championship titles, performing all across the world and founding his own BMX Academy.
Mike has now been a motivational speaker, athlete role model and workshop facilitator for 15 years; he uses BMX to help children improve their mindset, confidence and well being.
Mike impressed us with a few tricks in assembly including, standing on a bike, riding backwards and jumping over Miss Allen and Mrs Downer (eek!).
The Year 5 pupils were lucky enough to have a workshop with Mike and he talked about the meaning of a 'Flearn', where you fail, but you learn from it and don't give up. At the end of the week a few of the children were selected to put on a showcase for us all to enjoy. The children all managed to try things that were out of their comfort zone and build confidence.
It was such a fantastic day and one that none of us will be forgetting in a long time! :)