Students from Saint Paul’s recently took part in a Sports Science Workshop led by the Medical Mavericks team through Manchester Higher.
Medical Mavericks aim to provide inspiration to raise aspirations and to show students the opportunities they have in front of them.
The PE and Sport students in Years 9 and 10 had the opportunity to support their theoretical studies in PE with a series of hands on activities where they got to complete amazing sports science tests to compare themselves to some of the world's best athletes.... even racing a virtual Usain Bolt!
Not only did they get to challenge top athletes, they also got to experience many medical and in depth scientific tests to understand their own physiology and anatomy.
Tom Warrender from Medical Mavericks said: “Everything we do is about opportunity. We are opening the door to the world around the students we see, just enough so they can get a tantalising taste that will drive their ambition and inspire them to find out more.”
Miss Laura Wild, Head of PE at Saint Paul’s, commented: “Our students had a wonderful day with the team from Medical Mavericks. The day involved Year 9 and Year 10 students who were all fully engaged in all the activities provided. The Medical Mavericks team tailored the day to the individual needs of our students and provided clear guidance and instructions on the activities themselves and future careers in sports science. The students commented on how much fun the day had been and how they have been inspired to explore future careers in the medical and sports science world. The day was enjoyable and extremely engaging.”
Mr Alex Hren, Head Teacher at Saint Paul’s, said: “We are very grateful to Medical Mavericks for this opportunity. The students found the workshop extremely inspiring and enjoyable and gained a great deal of information to support their PE and Sport studies.”