New sports equipment gets everyone involved
25 May 2016
A number of sport-related undergraduate courses in the School of Science and Technology and the School of Education have the vocational area of sports coaching as a core element embedded into modules. These are designed to provide students with rich insights into the effects of exclusion and social injustice in school sport and physical education, as well as equipping them with valuable practical experiences of adapted and non-traditional sports.
The curriculum content helps to raise awareness of equitable practice in primary and secondary physical education, with suggestions for good practice on how activities or adaptations may be delivered to include students with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).
New equipment provided by the Alumni Fund will add to the existing pool of materials, to help deliver a variety of adapted and non-traditional sports, and which will be accessed by a significant number of students across undergraduate courses in the School of Science and Technology and the School of Education. The coaching resources will also help to enhance and enrich the student academic experience, enabling students to be fully prepared prior to placement within educational settings and when entering employment. It will also help to raise awareness of the effects of exclusion and social injustice in school sport and physical education, which will of course help to shape graduates’ understanding of how to adapt non-disability and disability sports to the specific characteristics of each and all student, including learners with SEND.