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Brighton lab preparing local runner for sub-zero Greenland endurance test

University of Brighton’s Environment Extremes Laboratory is giving Sussex runner Nicky Chisholm a taste of temperatures down to -20C to prepare her for The Coolest Half Marathon On Earth. Nicky is taking part in the Greenland half marathon on Sunday October 30, for which she is readying herself to face deep freeze conditions throughout the…

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Trainee teachers gain FA Award

Our PGCE and School Direct Trainee PE Teachers all successfully gained a Football Association award designed specifically for teachers. They experienced an intensive day with FA coaching staff and learnt how to maximise learning time in PE lessons and how to promote the holistic development of pupils through a four models games approach to learning….

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Trainee teachers run event for Year 7 pupils

Trainee physical education teachers organised a team building event for Gildredge House school as part of their course. 140 Year 7 pupils took part in a series of ice-breaking games, trust games, team building exercises, decision making and problem solving activities throughout the day held on the Eastbourne campus. A pupil-centred teaching approach through the…

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Football 4 Peace training camp

Football 4 Peace International (F4P) recently held a week-long training camp to teach students and professionals on values-based pedagogy for using sport to facilitate reconciliation and promote co-existence through sport. Since its founding in 2000, the Football 4 Peace® initiative at the University of Brighton has reached communities across four continents, transferring its values-based methodology to…

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Academic publishes new book about Covid-19 and Physical Education

Principal Lecturer Dr Gary Stidder has published a new book that addresses the teaching of physical education. The book specifically assesses the landscape of physical education today and the issues that shape it as a curriculum subject, particularly in the era of COVID-19. It explores the processes of transformation and change that follow government policy…

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Disability sport awareness training

One in five people in England have a long-standing limiting disability or illness, and that compared to other groups, disabled people are much less likely to take part in sport or physical activity. Sport England An import element of our Physical Education PGCE is to focus on activities suited to pupils with additional learning needs…

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GloKnoCo partners visit the University

The School of Sport and Health Sciences was delighted to host our partners this week as the final event of the four-year Global Sport for Development Knowledge Collaborative (GloKnoCo) project. The event was led by Dr Mark Doidge and Dr Thomas Carter and funded by an Erasmus+ Network Grant to explicitly develop greater links between…

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Introducing alternative physical education

Our trainee physical education teachers were introduced to three alternative sports as a way to engage their pupils: non-contact boxing, street surfing and Kin-Ball. Dr Gary Stidder, PGCE and School Direct PE route leader, said: “If we want young people to be more active we have to offer them choice and voice when it comes…

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Team building and problem solving

PGCE and School Direct Physical Education trainee teachers came together at the start of their teacher training course to take part in a series of team-building exercises. The exercises were in preparation for a year 7 transition day with Gildredge House School and were designed to develop group dynamics and working relationships. The trainees took…

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Jessica Gordon-Brown in the 59kg Commonwealth Games 2022 weightlifting final.

Commonwealth glory for students past and present

Brighton students past and present made a splash last weekend at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham with a new national record and a silver medal in the weightlifting events. Brighton alumna Jessica Gordon-Brown picked up a silver medal on Sunday 31 July in the women’s 59kg weightlifting final, with an 86kg snatch and 111kg clean…

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