Department of Education

University student to host mini-Olympic Games for Bath’s older residents

Tue May 01 09:52:00 BST 2012

A University of Bath student is hosting a mini-Olympic Games for older people in Bath as part of her studies into active ageing.

Charis McKenna, a Coach Education & Sports Development undergraduate from the Department of Education came up with the idea for the event after speaking to residents of the Bridgemead Nursing Home in Bath about their views of the Games and sport in general.

She found that many of the residents were excited by the Olympics and had a sense of pride that the University of Bath was playing a part by hosting the Paralympic preparation camp as well as offering a base for many of the competing athletes.

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