Plymouth School of creative arts children are building 5 weightlifting platforms for the first ever weightlifting competition to be held in the city this Saturday 8th October.
Plymouth Barbell Club have arranged for the Olympic Weightlifting competition to be held in Plymouth School of Creative Arts and the students of the schools BTEC Construction course have volunteered to build the platforms for the event.
The competition will run all day from 10am in the school sports hall and sees weightlifters from across the South West and beyond, come together to compete to lift the heaviest weight.
The competition is a community event with local health and fitness businesses coming along to support by providing food, drinks and information on how you can get involved in trying something new. Spectating for the event is open to anyone for free.
Plymouth Barbell Club runs every Monday and Thursday evening from 7pm-8pm. It is an Olympic Weightlifting club that is open to all abilities; learn to snatch and clean and jerk or improve on the movement you already know. Contact us through our Facebook page for more information.
Dance teacher and weightlifter Emma Pendle says, “I’m so excited to be organising and running this event in the school, and to have the students so heavily involved in the process has been amazing. It’s really lovely to see the interest that it has sparked in the young people for weightlifting and I’ve already had a lot of enquiries about how they can learn and compete themselves.”
BTEC Construction teacher Martyn Roberts says, “It has been a really good task to undertake because it’s a real job. It makes the whole process easier for the learners to take ownership of what they are learning and experience a purpose behind the task they have been set.”