I was very lucky to get the opportunity to go to the University trip as a gifted and talented student in physical education. It was an amazing trip which opened many doors in my head for my future in sport. It made me realise how much sport can offer to an individual and how many opportunities there are, it doesn’t matter how old nor what gender. I looked at it from all different angles of the different topics in sport; looking at the heart, Body composition, Testing athletes, Environmental sport testing, and testing cells. I found doing sport science really interesting as we were in the lab. It all looked very good and it did make me think of what I wanted to go into in sport. I would love to go into sport in the future and I’ve taken GCSE PE so the opportunity is already opened I’m on the right track to getting to where I want to be. I will most probably take P.E at A level. I also toured the University and saw the rooms and the library, and also got told about the financial side of university as in living costs, accommodation, the course fees and more. We went into a learning room and a very successful man told us about his journey and adventures he has been on throughout his life and we also did a bit of practical. It helped us improve our teamwork and thinking skills. At the beginning we played a few games of dodge ball with the captain of the dodge ball team and he told us how he got to where he is now. Overall I really enjoyed my day and I learnt a lot from it.
Shannon Stack. (9MR)
The trip to the University of Bedfordshire was really interesting and entertaining throughout the whole day. They were all so nice to us and introduced us to everything they had to offer for the students who attend there. We played dodgeball with the captain on the dodgeball team. Then they showed us round their sports science labs, and introduced us to all of the equipment that they use and all the technology that has helped things like improve football. They have an environmental chamber which was able to change the temperature and humidity of the room. We were told how they perform experiments on muscles and how the body reacts to different things. We then listened to a man who has done many things like travel across Iceland. He told us about his experience and then took us to do a practical. We were split into two teams and had to get from one side to the other using equipment. This needed team work and we all performed this well. Everyone at the University was welcoming and gave us all the information we needed. It was a good day out and I would like to do more things like that.
By Millie Henderson-Williams (9AS)
All Saints Academy October 5th, 2016
Posted In: News
On the 6th March, 3 students currently studying at Central Bedfordshire College came to speak to year 12 art students about the course and the college. They explained how degree level study is different to what the students currently experience and what they could expect from HE and FE. All 3 students had come to the foundation degree course though different routes so the year 12 class were able to benefit from their combined experience.
The group showed some sketchbooks and explained the types of projects, trips, workshops and visits they had practiced on their course. All of the ASAD students were shocked to see the amount of work completed in just 12 weeks! The students then stayed to offer advice and guidance to the year 12 class about their future options and their current artwork.
This was a valuable experience for year 12 and one I hope they have felt the benefit of. At least 25% of the class are planning on going on to further study in creative subjects so this has helped to clarify their paths.
Many thanks to Megan Cox, Annabel Evans and Karen Flecknell from Central Bedfordshire College and well done to the class who used the time well to glean as much information as they could.
All Saints Academy October 5th, 2013
Posted In: News