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Swindon College students get a taste of teaching

Students studying Level 2 Sport at Swindon College have recently been coaching Year 8 pupils at Lydiard Park Academy. The students are taking part in a teaching exercise where they plan, develop and subsequently deliver a lesson to a Key Stage 3 class.

Sam Bramfitt, Curriculum Area Manager for Sports at the College, said:

“I liaised with Christian Dobbs, the Assistant Principal and Head of Sport at the Academy, who agreed that it would be a great idea and recommended that the College students coach the pupils in football and netball.”

The Level 2 students planned their lessons with an aim to develop the skills of the pupils with a higher ability, with 50 minute sessions conducted at Lydiard Park Academy.

Christian Dobbs from the Academy said:

“We have been overseeing the lessons and are extremely impressed with the enthusiasm, level of detail and overall professionalism shown by the College students throughout each lesson.”

For more information about Sports courses at Swindon College, visit www.swindon-college.ac.uk, call 0800 7312250 or come to our Open Evening on 8th February from 5-7pm.

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