Year 10 Half Term Sports Science Experience
Year 10 pupils from across Gloucestershire made the most of their half term by taking part in a 3 day Sports Science Experience delivered by The Gloucestershire Aspiration Programme (GAP).
Human performance and nutrition was delivered at Hartpury Colleges sports laboratories. Here students got hands on and investigated their own lung function, muscular systems and exhausted themselves through the Wingate test. Biometric investigations at the University of Gloucestershire saw students compare the difference in forces produced by bare footed runners, versus those wearing trainers and measure their own speed using Brower gates.
All this culminated in at trip the home of English rugby, Twickenham, where students took part in a session exploring the use of technology in todays’ game, identifying different player positions by their GPS track, as well as viewing the pitch from the royal box!
GROWS are offering more taster experiences this time in Crime Scene Investigation (Dead on Time) and Engineering (Engineer IT) for current Year 9 students during the summer holidays. More details can be found at grows.ac.uk or Facebook.com/growsgloucestershire.