Top Sports Students Visit Loughborough University

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20 Students have had the opportunity to visit one of the top sports universities in the county over the past week.
14 talented year 11 students spent a day at Loughborough to see what it would be like to study and train there.  In the morning they had a tour of all the top class sports facilities which were amazing and saw Dwain Chambers and Martin Rooney receiving their physiotherapy. After a healthy lunch they received 3 workshops.  First they spent an hour with a student athlete learning about the life of an elite athlete at Loughborough.  Psychology of sport workshop was very  interesting as pupils had not looked at this area before.  The highlight of the day though was working out in the power gym with the England Rugby League team.
6 talented year 9 and 10 students were given a fantastic opportunity to attend the Get Set to Make a Change Roadshow at Loughborough University. They spent the day learning about how they can bring the spirit of the 2012 London Olympics back into local communities. The first part of the morning was spent looking at different stalls and they got to meet Etienne Stott, the gold medallist for the canoe slalom, and Natalie Jones a bronze medallist Paralympic swimmer. In the afternoon they took part in 3 different workshops which were designed to help them plan their project. The pupils had a brilliant time and pledged to Get Set to Make a Change. They are now fully fledged Legacy Leaders and will be bringing the spirit and legacy of the Olympics back to Deeping School. Watch this space.

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