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RPHS becomes first london adidas academy

Monday 29th October 2018 represented a significant date for Raynes Park High School and the students of Year 7. The aforementioned date represents the start of their journey as the first ever Adidas Scholars at RPHS. The objective is clear, to achieve 12 challenges over the course of the year to become Adidas Graduates. Those that manage to achieve graduation will attend an exclusive ceremony at Craven Cottage in July 2019. They will receive Adidas certification and a bespoke badge, which they can wear with pride on their blazers. This badge will be endorsed by Adidas Global and will only be accessible to those who graduate at Raynes Park. As if this wasn't enough, those who demonstrate 'above and beyond' qualities throughout the process will be invited for an exclusive tour of Old Trafford and the Adidas Headquarters in Stockport. A truly wonderful opportunity! 

With the support of our partners at Fulham FC and of course Adidas, the students will be supported throughout their journey from scholar to graduate. We aim to get as many students as possible to the Cottage to graduate ... impossible is nothing after all!

The partnership was signed and sealed with a handshake between Director of Sport, Chris Wilson-Boyle and CSR Manager at Adidas Global, Jonathan Collinge at the launch assembly.  An apt way to end the assembly were the concluding remarks from Jonathan...."Through sport, we have the power to change lives. Our goal is to inspire young men and women to reach their full potential and to be inclusive". 

The first challenge students face will be to design the logo for this exciting partnership. The winning design will be the focal point of the badge students will wear. 

"Impossible is just a big word thrown around by small men who find it easier to live in the world they’ve been given than to explore the power they have to change it. Impossible is not a fact. It’s an opinion. Impossible is not a declaration. It’s a dare. Impossible is potential. Impossible is temporary. Impossible is nothing". Muhammad Ali

Good luck to the class of 2019!

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