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Students take the plunge to learn about the national curriculum

Last week AS PE learners from SGS College ventured out of the classroom to get a first-hand experience of what it is like to be a primary school learner.

As part of their A level programme, academic sport students have to learn about the social and cultural development of sport within the national curriculum, so what better way to learn about it than to take part in it.

The learners donned their swimwear and goggles to partake in a swimming lesson; working on butterfly techniques, treading water and handstands with added team relays at the end to appease their competitive nature.

The swimming lesson was followed by talks from Parish Wharf’s swimming manager Ellen Davies and General Manager Jamie Brown who took questions from the learners on the national curriculum, whilst also discussing public sector provision.

AS student Lewis Pettit said: “It was a great morning in which we all found fun. It was challenging, taking up a different sport and having to learn the butterfly technique proved difficult. The talks reinforced what we had been taught and for me it will help me to remember the content for the exam. I would really like to go again.”