Britain’s tallest man visits Park Primary School

Paul Sturgess – Britain’s tallest man – spent a day with children at Park Primary School, Colne. 

Children at Park Primary School, Colne got a very BIG surprise when they entered the KS2 building for a whole school assembly. They were greeted by the ‘Tallest’ man in Britain – the one and only Paul Sturgess. 

Paul was invited in by the school to tell his motivating life journey so far, to try to explain to the children that anything in life is possible so long as you are willing to work hard for it!  Paul talked about his travels to America playing Pro Basketball and visiting all around the world on tours with his Basketball Team – The Harlem Globetrotters.  The kids were ecstatic in the hall, full of wonder and awe, listening attentively to this giant of a man.

After the assembly, Paul kindly spent the rest of the day working with children from each year group.  The children have had a fabulous day and were completely fascinated by Paul – he was very energetic, passionate and kind to the children.  Additionally, he gave each child a signed picture! 

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School Assembly

Special PE lessons for children from Park Primary

Measuring up Park Primary School staff

At 7 ft 7″, Paul towers above the school staff and it’s easy to see where his UK nickname of “tall Paul” comes from. Here we see Paul next to Deputy Head Teacher Mrs G. Greenwood, who organised the event.  Other members of staff who managed a selfie were TA Sophie May & teacher Kirsty Wiseman.

Photo’s © Park Primary School & their respective owners – reproduced here with their permission.

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