Newport maths teacher in training for Cross Fit Olympics
10:49am Thursday 10th October 2013 in Gwent news
GOOD WITH FIGURES: Mathematic's teacher Jessica Higgett, who teaches at St Julian's School in Newport (1331177)
A MATHS teacher at a Newport high school is teaching equations by day – and training for an alternative Olympic Games by night. Jessica Higgitt, 23, who teaches at St Julian’s School in Newport, is now in training for the Cross Fit Olympic Games in California next July.
Cross Fit is a new fitness craze, turning Bear Grylls-style resilience into extreme workouts which include pull-ups, gymnastics, cardio, running and rowing.
The winner of the Reebok Cross Fit Games is crowned “the fittest on Earth” and wins $275,000, or around £172,122.
Miss Higgitt, who is a former hurdler, inspires the students at the school to believe they can solve any challenge.
She said: “For the Cross Fit work I do, you need to be strong and have endurance, but it’s also more about mental aptitude than anything else. I try to bring my hobby into my teaching by making learning relevant and teaching children how to adapt quickly to solve problems.”
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