Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Students engage in real world learning

UCLan Sports Studies undergraduates recently organised a Sports Day for local primary school children.

Second year students welcomed over 60 nine and ten year olds to UCLan Sports Arena as part of the 'Healthy Schools are Sporty Schools' initiative.

The pupils from St Augustine's, Preston, braved the elements to take part in a variety of activities including football, hockey, tag rugby and netball.

The students planned the sessions and coached the children, delivering a fantastic day of healthy sporting activity. The event was designed to help the group gain valuable work experience in a 'real world' environment.

Student Harry Chandler commented: "The day went really well once we eventually started. The weather was something we couldn't do much about and we made the best of it. The event ran smoothly and everyone had a fun time."

The Sports Day was coordinated by Lecturer Chris Gunn. He said: "I'm truly proud of our students, especially their knowledge, manner and professionalism they demonstrated on the day.

"Paul McGrath, one of the teachers from the school, has asked if he can bring another group and said all the children had thoroughly enjoyed their day at the Arena."

To view a selection of images from the event please click here.

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