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Officiating, massages and dissecting hearts: a sports update

Sport Students dissecting a heart

Our sports students have been participating in a wide range of activities as part of their provision. From dissecting hearts to officiating, these unique sessions have been crucial to their understanding of the human body and the smooth operation of the game.

Firstly, our students were given the opportunity to dissect pig hearts, to gain an up-close and personal view of the most important organ of the body. This allowed them to explore beyond the diagrams, understand how each valve and vein works and how they respond to certain stresses and strains associated with sports and other high-performance activities.

Megan Baxter & Holly Brown of Level 3 Fitness, Training and Health

We also visited our Level 3 Fitness, Training & Health students, who demonstrated a range of various massages. As part of their programme, they learn how to manage sports injuries, perform recovery massages and the business side to physiotherapy and rehabilitation.

Our students also had officiating roles at a number of sporting events hosted in the college. One event was Sportshall Athletics, where 45 primary and secondary schools were on site to take part in various athletic challenges. Our students were spread out across our sports hall, running and adjudicating each activity. Similarly, we also had England Schools’ Football Association hold an under 11s tournament on our 3G pitches, utilising our sports students as referees and to officiate.

Our basketball team
Our winning basketball side

Our sports teams have also been triumphant, starting with our basketball side who ran out victors against Wrekin College, winning 64-41. Our boy’s football teams drew 2-2 against Birmingham Met College, followed by a win against King Edward VI College Nuneaton. Our volleyball side also recorded a 3-0 victory against Wrekin College.