Four Sport students had a unique opportunity to set-up their own initiative aimed at increasing sports participation within schools.

The students worked with Horizon Community College to deliver a year 6 transition initiative designed to help school pupils get involved in sports coaching sessions. The students negotiated the terms of the project, facilitated and evaluated the project.

The sessions were arranged by Sports students Dan Guest, Oliver Connolly, Haydn Ward and Connor Campbell as part of their course which requires them to increase sports participation or reduce inactivity levels within the local community.

Tom West, Community Enterprise Co-ordinator at Horizon Community College, said: “I would like to say how professional the four students who worked with us on this project were. I have nothing but praise for their hard work, professionalism, and flexibility around organising and delivering such an important project for us.

“Our leadership team was extremely impressed with the event and the primary schools all spoke of how well the event had gone. I have had a number of emails from primary staff thanking the students for their work.”

Dan Connolly, Sport HE Pathway Leader at UCB, added: “The students gained valuable work experience and links in a range of community schools. All four students are interested in working in education so this was a very valuable experience for them. Every pupil had a positive experience and we look forward to working with Horizon again.”