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Local pupils from years 9 and 10 have been invited to participate in the two-day summer school
Local pupils from years 9 and 10 have been invited to participate in the two-day summer school

Press Release - 04 June 2008

Free GCSE Physical Education summer school offered to local pupils

Following the success of the GCSE Physical Education (PE) summer schools over the last few years and the continued demand from teachers for this event, the University of Bath has again invited local pupils to attend a two-day summer school on 9-10 June 2008.

The free, non-residential course is part of the University’s substantial Aimhigher programme, designed to widen participation in higher education.

The programme has been designed to support the GCSE PE curriculum and allows pupils to look at the options for studying sport in higher education and to explore what career options are open to them.

This year, 40 local pupils from years 9 and 10 have been invited to participate, including pupils from: Hayesfield School, St Marks School, Dorcan Technology College, Greendown Community School, Swindon Academy, Sommervale School and Churchdown School.

The activities, held in the University’s renowned Sports Training Village, will include introductions into anatomy, sports psychology and nutrition and will include a dedicated session on sports courses and careers.

The pupils will also be involved in lectures, practical sessions, coaching and teambuilding with the help and support of eight student ambassadors from the University, plus sports professionals from the University’s Department of Sports & Exercise Science.

“After the event last year, the participants were filled with renewed enthusiasm and motivation for their studies,” said Outreach Events Coordinator, Liz Andrews from the University’s Outreach team.

“They also gained a better understanding and a positive impression of higher education through interacting with the student ambassadors and visiting the University’s sporting facilities on campus.”

“Feedback on the sessions from the schools was extremely positive.”


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