Nutrition and sport and exercise

How to secure your first PE teaching post

Our physical education trainee teachers were provided with valuable professional advice when former Principal of the Sir Robert Woodard Academy in Lancing, Peter Midwinter, spoke to them about securing their first teaching position. The seminar covered application processes, writing a supporting statement, researching the school, interview techniques and other professionally relevant factors. Peter has been…

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Using technology to teach orienteering

Trainee teachers of physical education learnt more about ways in which they can integrate technology in physical education lessons and enhance the teaching learning of orienteering. Traditional versions of orienteering can be more appealing through the use of technology especially if pupils are allowed to use their mobile phones or school devices within physical education…

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Learning alternative approaches to teaching Athletics

PGCE and School Direct Physical Education trainee teachers were provided with an alternative approach to the teaching and learning of athletic activities. Activities specifically for indoor teaching focused on running at maximum speed over short distances and running over obstacles. Trainees learnt to teach jumping events using the basic skills of hopping, leaping, springing, skipping…

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Paralympic Sports Medicine – The Evolution of a Specialty

Nick Webborn OBE, Professor of Sport and Exercise Medicine at the School of Sport and Service Management, presents his inaugural lecture, Paralympic Sports Medicine – The Evolution of a Specialty, on Wednesday 27 February. The event starts at 6.30pm and takes place in the Hillbrow building of the Eastbourne campus. Find out more and book…

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Run for the homeless

School of Sport and Service Management and Health Science students joined Eastbourne Boxing Club in a run for the homeless organised by the university’s boxing team. The event took place at the beginning of December to distribute items to help Eastbourne’s homeless through the cold winter. Donations were received from staff and students, the University of Brighton…

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Glowing Ofsted report for our teacher training courses

The University of Brighton’s established strength in teacher training has been acknowledged in an extremely positive Ofsted report. Our Initial Teacher Education (ITE) Partnership received ratings of ‘outstanding’ for its Early Years, Primary and Secondary Courses and ‘good’ in Further Education and Training. This makes the University of Brighton the only university in Sussex and…

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The Hand that rocks the cradle

Introducing pop Lacrosse and VX Rock it ball Trainee teachers of physical education were introduced to the concept of ‘cradle’ games during a university-based training session. Pop Lacrosse and VX Rockitball were two examples of cradle games where the object is to manipulate a stick and cradle to receive and send a ball quickly or…

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Korfball – More than just a game

Trainee physical education teachers were introduced to the only mixed-sex team game played widely in the Netherlands and Belgium – Korfball. The game of Korfball is played between teams made up of four male and four female players. The playing court is divided into two equal zones and two players of each sex are placed…

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Playing For Peace

Secondary school children from across Sussex and Kent joined international coaches from around the world for a festival for peace. They joined the University of Brighton’s pioneering Football 4 Peace (F4P) programme to celebrate World Peace Day which took place

Wheelchair basketball

Trainee PE teachers were introduced to wheelchair basketball as part of their course induction. The programme, run in association with Albion in the Community, covered both theoretical and practical aspects of teaching pupils with additional learning needs.  The aim of the day was to give trainee teachers of physical education a greater understanding of more…

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