Inclusive Sports Festival

The groups learning dancePGCE and School Direct Physical Education and Dance students took part in a whole day of inclusive sport and physical activity with pupils with additional learning needs from schools in East Sussex.

The emphasis of the day was on equity and inclusion within the secondary school physical education and dance curriculum. The day comprised of activities such as boccia, sit-down volleyball, parachute games, new-age kurling and goalball as well as dance activities. Continue reading

Disability sport awareness training

students taking part in the activitiesPhysical Education and Dance trainee teachers took part in disability sport awareness training as part of their induction into their PGCE and School Direct physical education training.

Students learnt more about the games of Boccia, sit-down volleyball, new age kurling, goal ball and parachute games. The emphasis of the day was on equity and inclusion in physical education and the training was designed to help trainees have a secure understanding of how a range of factors can inhibit pupils’ ability to learn, and how best to overcome these. Continue reading

Team building and problem solving

PGCE and School Direct Physical Education and Dance trainee teachers came together at the start of their course to take part in a series of team building exercises designed to develop group dynamics and working relationships.

A series of ice-breaking activities were followed by team building games and exercises, in small groups, in order to develop trust and responsibility. Students then took part in a number of larger group activities designed to promote problem solving and decision making. Continue reading

A prestigious invite for Kick-start

Kick-start dancing on stageThe University of Brighton’s all-male dance company, Kick-start, were invited to showcase their work at the Association for Physical Education’s annual national conference held at St Georges’ Park National Football Centre.

The dance company is made up of students on the Physical Education BA(Hons) with QTS course based at the university’s Eastbourne campus. Continue reading

Inclusive Workshop for Local School Pupils

PGCE and School Direct Physical Education and Dance students at the School of Sport and Service Management took part in a whole day of inclusive sport and physical activity with pupils from schools in East Sussex.

The emphasis of the day was on equity and inclusion within the secondary school physical education and dance curriculum. The day comprised of activities such as Boccia, sit-down volleyball, parachute games, new-age kurling and goalball as well as Dance activities.

The day was a challenging experience as trainee had to plan for pupils with a range of complex learning needs. Continue reading

Disability Sport Awareness Training

PE and Dance Trainee Teachers took part in disability sport awareness training as part of their induction into their PGCE/School Direct training.

Students learnt more about the games of Boccia, sit-down volleyball, new age kurling, goal ball and parachute games. The emphasis of the day was on equity and inclusion in physical education and the training was designed to help trainees have a secure understanding of how a range of factors can inhibit pupils’ ability to learn, and how best to overcome these. Continue reading

Trainee PE and Dance Teachers join in Team Building Exercises

PGCE and School Direct Physical Education and Dance trainee teachers came together at the start of their teacher training course on 5 September to take part in a series of team building exercises designed to develop group dynamics and working relationships.

A series of ice-breaking activities were followed by team building games and exercises in small groups in order to develop trust and responsibility. Students then took part in a number of larger group activities designed to promote problem solving and decision making. Continue reading

Brighton schools attend the Careers in Sport conference

Brighton secondary pupils visited the School of Sport Service Management in Eastbourne to hear from leading experts on developing a career in sport.

The year 10 pupils are all currently studying GCSE Physical Education and attended presentations from university staff. Continue reading

PE and Dance PGCE students learn that ‘writing is like fighting’

This week’s lesson on writing skills saw the university’s PE and Dance PGCE students learning several principles of essay writing in an unusual, but in some ways fitting environment.

Playing to the strengths of the students’ ability to think about and reflect on physical movement, Drs Alex Channon, Christopher Matthews and Anastasiya Khomutova took the students out of the classroom and into the gymnasium.  By using three distinct martial arts/combat sports-themed practices to highlight the aforementioned principles, students were taught to think about their academic writing first and foremost as an act of communication.  Continue reading

Inclusive physical activity workshop

Physical Education and Dance PGCE and School Direct students at the School of Sport and Service Management took part in a whole day of inclusive sport and physical activity as part of the preparation for their forthcoming school placements.

dscf2361The emphasis of the day was on equity and inclusion within the secondary school physical education and dance curriculum. The day comprised of an introductory theory session and practical application through activities such as boccia, sit-down volleyball, parachute games, new-age kurling and goalball. Continue reading