Year 10 GCSE PE students visited Loughborough University last week, as part of groundbreaking initiative which the Laurus Trust has established in recent years. All six secondary schools under the Trust attended over the week, giving students a taste of life at one of the world’s renowned top sporting universities.
The partnership with Loughborough University will benefit Priestnall students who study GCSE PE along with talented student athletes on the ELITE Pathway programme, to help them to develop their understanding of elite level sport and understand the career routes available to them.
Throughout the day students took part in strength and conditioning session, nutrition workshops, V02 max testing and took a tour of the university campus.
Director of Sporting Excellence, Ed Haslam said:
“It is fantastic to provide GCSE PE and ELITE Pathway students at Priestnall with the opportunity to visit Loughborough University. This is a partnership we want students across the Trust to experience in our pursuit of levelling the playing for state educated young people. Thanks for to the support of the Law Family Educational Trust, we are fortunate to be able to form such partnerships for generations to come.”