On Friday 11th May Miss Browne took the year 10 GCSE class to the Power of Sport Conference at LJMU. The conference had several keynote speakers and was chance to listen to LJMU students present their research findings.
The day started with a talk from Kate Richardson Walsh OBE– the captain of the GB hockey team and led them to gold at the 2016 Rio Olympics. The talk focused on sports courses available and how they can lead into the world of work and affect sport in the future as well as tips for aspiring sports men and women. At the same time the pupils were allowed to hold and look at her Gold medal. The talk was fantastic and really inspiring to the girls.
After lunch the pupils had a choice of talks to go too. The majority of the pupils went to listen to Kelly Massey. Kelly was a British track and field athlete who specialised in the 400m and 4 x 400m relay. Kelly talked about her experiences as an athlete and a PE teacher. Again this was such an inspiring talk for the pupils to listen to and they had the opportunity to ask her questions. Some of the other pupils went to listen Mike Phelan the ex- Manchester United team coach. This was great for some of our aspiring footballers.
For the rest of the afternoon the pupils went to various 20 min talks that the LJMU students were presenting on their research projects they have been working on. These talks ranged from exploring how teachers motivate girls in ‘outstanding’ secondary school physical education lessons, to pacing strategies implemented in the 800m race in Rio to the coach parent dyad in football.
The quality of the research presented was excellent and gave the year 10 pupils a great insight into what happens at University.
The lecturers were full of praise for our pupils as always they conducted themselves fantastically throughout the day.
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