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Sport 11Feb 2016

Hartpury’s young ambassadors run Olympic eye-opener for Calton pupils

Hartpury’s young ambassadors run Olympic eye-opener for Calton pupils

Children from Calton Primary School were given a taste of going for gold in Olympic sports at an event run by Hartpury College students.


Hartpury College’s Young Ambassadors ran an Olympic Afternoon at Calton Primary School, Gloucester, for 56 Year 4 pupils, giving them the chance to learn more about Olympic sports, find out more about the competition’s history and take part in a range of sporting activities.


Hartpury’s Young Ambassadors are a select group of first and second year sports coaching students. As well as running practical sessions on throwing, running and jumping, the students delivered a teaching session on the history of the Olympics, including focusing on who took part and what sports featured in the first Games. The children were even able to indulge in a spot of olive tasting to get a flavour of life in ancient Greece!


Dan Robinson, Subject Leader for General Sport at Hartpury, said: “This event was several months in the planning by our Young Ambassadors, who did a fabulous job. The brief the school gave us was to focus on Greece and the students chose to concentrate on the Olympics.


“It proved a great choice and the topic – both the theory and the practical – really sparked the interest of the Calton pupils. One of the practical sessions took place outside and huge credit should go to everyone involved for getting stuck in on a bitterly cold day!”


Marie Day-Webb, Class 4 teacher from Calton School, said “The children loved the different activities and the student instructors were so enthusiastic and patient with them.”


Nicola Stevenson, Lecturer and FE Sports Co-ordinator at Hartpury, said “The amount of planning that the students put into this was phenomenal and I was immensely proud of them. The group teaching the theory session in the classroom found it particularly challenging but rose to the occasion superbly. They all did a wonderful job.”

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