Students promote sporting opportunities in India

Sports students from the University of Wolverhampton travelled to India to run training camps for schoolchildren.

The sports camps were held for the schoolchildren of Neerja Modi School in Jaipur as well as some fun developmental sessions for local children from deprived backgrounds.

The University students, from a range of sports courses, were able to develop their skills, build their own confidence and apply knowledge from their degrees.

Accompanied by Zsuzsa Galloway, Senior Lecturer in Sports Coaching, the students planned the two week camp to include a range of sporting activities focused on building the specific schoolchildren's needs.

Neerja Modi School was keen to share this opportunity to a 'sister' school in Chittorgarh, so students also had the chance to visit another city to use their skills.

Dr Chris Sellars, Deputy Director of the Institute of Sport & Human Science, said: "This was a fantastic opportunity for our students to plan and deliver a fortnight’s activities that introduce and extend children’s sports experience, but also develop their confidence and leadership skills through sport.

"It also consolidates the sport students’ learning on their respective courses, allowing them to put into practice skills learned on their modules. They also visited historic sites, including the Taj Mahal, and further developed their cultural awareness. Feedback from our students suggested they greatly enjoyed and benefitted from this experience and that it really helped them extend their career options.”

For more information about sports courses at the University, visit: www.wlv.ac.uk/sport or come along to our next Open Day on Saturday, 17 February: www.wlv.ac.uk/opendays

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Date Issued: Tuesday, 13 February 2018

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