Hartpury students put learning into action at Big Health Check

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Hartpury College diploma students are helping people with disabilities to be healthy and active after supporting a fun-packed event in Gloucestershire. 

Fifty-seven students studying a Level 3 Extended Diploma in Physical Education and Coaching volunteered to help out at the 11th Annual Big Health Check and Social Care Open Day at Oxstalls Sports Park in Gloucester.

They provided support to people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities looking to try a wide range of sports and activities at the event, including cricket, football, trampolining and rugby, through the use of adapted techniques and equipment.

As well as trying new activities, visitors to the event were also able to meet representatives from various organisations that offer advice and support for people with disabilities.

Laura Simmonds, sports co-ordinator and Subject Leader for General Sport at Hartpury College, said: “We’re proud of our strong links within the local community and we’re always pleased to get right behind fantastic events like this.

“Our students always find the experience extremely rewarding and put their hands up straightaway whenever we offer them the opportunity to get involved.

“They’re a great chance for our students to learn new skills, gain confidence and make a significant difference to the lives of the people taking part.”

Hartpury students volunteer for a number of events throughout the year, including next week's Gloucestershire School Games run in partnership with Active Gloucestershire and hosted by Hartpury every summer.

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