9th February 2017

Careers in Sport Conference

46 students from Years 8, 9 and  10 gathered at school at the early hour of 6:15am. All of these students were interested in PE and Sport and were taking the opportunity to participate in a Careers in Sport Conference at Leeds Beckett University.

It was a long bus journey down to the University and when we arrived our first impression was shock at the size of the university buildings and campus.

We enjoyed a brilliant day with many activities to do around the centre. We all listened to inspirational talks by Olympic Fencing Silver Medallist Heather Fell and Leeds Rhinos rugby player Jamie Jones. Some students went to ask questions of Premier League referee Bob Madley.

Other students participated in Sports Science taster sessions to give them an idea of what a lecture would be like when studying a sport-related course at University.

There were loads of different sports that students found very interesting and participated in, such as, VX (www.globalvx.org), wheelchair basketball, fencing and Teqball (www.teqball.com). It was great to see so many students trying something new!

The trip helped lots of students who enjoy sport have an idea of the different opportunities available both at university and if they would like to pursue a career in this area.

A great day was had by all!

Jack Blyth 8CB Ashington High School