School children take part in adapted adventure days
The exciting programme of activities, run by second year students in the School of Sport saw over 50 children visit the Headingley campus.
BA (Hons) Physical Education with Outdoor Education student, Katie Mercer, said: "It has been a great opportunity for us to work with pupils with visual impairments and a range of different abilities. I want to be a teacher so it's a great experience for me as well as for the children to have the chance to try something new that they can then take further."
Rock climbing, kayaking in a swimming pool, orienteering and team development activities were all on the agenda for participants from school years six to eleven. The activities were devised and facilitated by the students from a range of Sports courses studying Adapted Adventure.
Senior Lecturer in Psychology and Adventure Education, John Allan, was excited to see the project in motion: "Our students were delighted to be running the programme. As well as the rewards of encouraging and motivating participants, they also get real 'hands-on' experience of working with young people, which is invaluable to their learning."
As well as experiencing new and exhilarating challenges, the activity days also work to improve participants' self-confidence and aspirations of higher education.