Super Sports Students Plan and Lead
Planning and delivering a sports day for 30 youngsters is all part of the course for Level 2 Technical Diploma in Sports students at SERC.
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01 July 2022
Coming to SERC means you won’t be stuck in a classroom all day every day. Project based learning (PBL) is embedded into many of the programmes we offer here at the College and a core part of many qualifications means putting skills to the test as part of your qualification.
Sports lecturer Jen Goodall said, “Planning and Leadership is one of the requirements for Level 2 Technical Diploma in Sports offered at our Bangor, Downpatrick and Lisburn campuses. This year, our Lisburn cohort organised a SERC Super Sports Day in June for 30 Primary 6 pupils at St Michael’s Primary School in Ravenhill."
“The students each had their own responsibilities for specific tasks such as undertaking risk assessments, event design, school liaison, organising equipment and transport logistics and the coaching of their own sports and activities with the pupils. Alongside this they had to work as a team ensuring effective communication, delegation, organisation of meetings and, most importantly, accountability.”
She added, “The students planned and executed a fun-packed day for the pupils, who were delighted to take part in sports including parkour, basketball and dodgeball and several physical literacy tasks - involving running, hopping, jumping and catching - the joy on their faces spoke volumes and they were each presented with a certificate of participation at the end of the day.”
Staff at St Michael’s praised the young men for their positive attitudes and professionalism and SERC students have been invited back next year. These positive connections between SERC and the wider community enhances the learning environment for our students through PBL and those important real-world opportunities for experience.
Jen commended the students for their efforts, concluding, “It’s been a difficult year on the Covid recovery trail, with many sporting events and activities still affected by restrictions. The students have been fantastic, displaying innovation and real investment in the project and it has been a delight to witness the smiles on their faces throughout the day and hear the ‘buzz’ on the bus home. I am incredibly proud of them.”
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Pictured above: SERC Super Sports Day Heroes: Level 2 Technical Diploma in Sports students from Lisburn Campus who delivered a fun sports day for 30 Primary 6 pupils at St. Michael’s Primary School in Ravenhill as part of their Planning and Leadership skills module. (L – R) Tyler Davis, Brett Cunningham, Ryan McElvanna, Rhys Dickson and Ben Surgenor.