Year 9 Harrow Way Community School’s PE students have been given a taste of some adventurous activities courtesy of Sparsholt College. The 30 students, who are studying outdoor education as part of their GCSE, have been participating in kayaking sessions Eastleigh Lakeside and scaling Sparsholt’s impressive climbing wall.
While at Sparsholt and Eastleigh the GCSE students worked with the College’s Outdoor Education students who themselves are preparing for careers in the sports, leisure or outdoor industries. The value of the sessions to the Harrow Way students is to experience important aspects of the industry such as risk assessments, health and safety and team work which are integral parts of their course.
Mark Haysom Curriculum Leader PE explains further: “This is a great opportunity for our students to participate in activities and apply real-life scenarios to their learning. Encouraging the students to look ahead and consider their future they were able to see first-hand the opportunities open to them should they decide to pursue sport and outdoor education as a career choice.”
The GCSE PE course requires students to study a broad range of theoretical content around health, participation and anatomy and physiology. They also have to have practical ability as a performer, coach, organiser, official or choreographer.
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