Joe Wicks gives Newton Mearns pupils special PE lesson
Star showcases new picture book as part of UK tour
Published: 4 October 2021
The nation's favourite PE teacher, Joe Wicks, gave pupils at a Newton Mearns school a special workout this morning (Monday 4 October) as part of a nationwide tour.
Wicks kept school pupils across the country exercising throughout the coronavirus lockdowns with his live daily PE sessions.
The star has now released his first ever picture book, The Burpee Bears, and dropped in to Kirkhill Primary to do a burpee bear workout with the children, a special reading of the book and also a Q&A session.
Pupils at Kirkhill Primary won the visit after Wicks was impressed by the school's video entry to an online competition as part of the nationwide book launch. Also included in the prize are five signed copies of The Burpee Bears for the school.
Kirkhill Primary Head Teacher Liz Matthews said: 'Our Parent Council worked so hard to put the video entry together, with pupils acting out some of Joe's best known moments from his live PE sessions. As a school we loved being involved in PE with Joe during lockdown and it's been so exciting to welcome him to the school. The pupils are inspired by his enthusiasm and positivity and they all thoroughly enjoyed doing a burpee bear workout.'
The Burpee Bears is the first in a series of books which chart the adventures of a bear family, with each book featuring a fun and positive story with added exercises and recipes - perfect for families to share and enjoy together.
Joe Wicks said: 'I'm so excited to introduce children to the first Burpee Bears adventure. My goal is to bring the magic of books and fun exercise together for children, and this is what the Burpee Bear world is all about - let's go!'