CASE STUDY:TRIATHLETE PUSHES EXAM PREPARATION AND LINKS INTO BTEC SPORT TOPIC
Etone Community College, Nuneaton
Date of Visit:
8th March 2012
Number of Pupils Involved:
Matt Gunby, Triathlete
Addressing a year 11 assembly involving students who are facing exams: Matt
discussed his journey through education and finding his path into triathlon.
He explained the structure and organisation and what is needed in elite sport to get to the top, and linked this to the students' exam preparation and ongoing lifestyle choices.
With a group of year 8 and 12 students, (in which the year 12 group were BTEC Sport students) Matt delivered a presentation on the nutrition of an elite athlete and talked about his approach to psychology to link in with their current module.
He finished with an activity workshop involving the school's ‘gifted and talented' individuals who got to experience a duathlon style practical workout session, and other drills which they could apply to their own sports.
KEY MESSAGES TIED IN
WHAT WAS THE IMPACT?
Positive reinforcement for GCSE group taking exams.
Bringing BTEC Sport related modules to life.
Giving gifted and talented students a taste of a life in sport including guidance on progression.