Kip McGrath Competition Encourages Young People to Dream Big.


Kip McGrath Education Centre Ashford is inviting young people aged 9 to 14 years to get involved in a national competition called Dream a Big Dream. The Ashford Centre wants to hear from young people about their Big Dream for the future. Whether they want to save the rainforest, fly to the moon or become a world-renowned author, the competition aims to encourage young people across the country to write passionately about their hopes and aspirations.


The Competition is inspired by the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games and is supported by three remarkable young athletes who hope to represent Great Britain in the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic games. These athletes have all shared their Big Dreams in specially created videos to help inspire young people.


Sam Ruddock T35 sprinter, who represented GB at the 2012 Paralympic Games

Kike Oniwinde javelin thrower who is ranked in the top five in GB

Rachel Johncock 100m sprinter who represented GB in the World Junior Championships


Athletes Rachel, Sam and Kike inspire pupils to Dream a Big Dream

Athletes Rachel, Sam and Kike inspire pupils to Dream a Big Dream

As Simon Fisher, Centre Director at Ashford, explains:  “We work with amazing children everyday at the Centre and experience first hand the potential they have to do great things. Dream a Big Dream is a great opportunity for Ashford young people to set their mind to what they want to achieve in the future.”


The Competition is being organised by Kip McGrath Education Centres which provide tutoring to students in English, Maths, reading, writing and comprehension. All Centres in the Uk are operated by qualified and experienced teachers who have a passion for teaching and helping young people to reach their potential.


One of the judges, Sarah Ebner, journalist for The Times said:

“I’m delighted to be involved with Dream A Big Dream, not only because it’s so creative, but because I can’t wait to know about the dreams of the young people who enter, and to be inspired by what they hope to achieve in the future.”


Entrants to the competition have a chance to win some amazing prizes including a professional bound book featuring the winning entries, £100 Amazon vouchers and a signed certificate of congratulations from the athletes.


The competition runs until 22nd February 2013. The regional winners will be announced on 8th March and the national winners on 22nd March 2013.

For more information, contact Simon Fisher, Kip McGrath Ashford, Unit 2 Murston Business Centre, Norman Road, Ashford, TN23 7AD. Telephone 01233 626333 or email

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