Rising To The Challenge At Sports Week

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05/07/2010 by mcmakarolyn

Protective measures: Students practise their self-defence skills at Sports Week

Professional coaches and sport workers gave Manchester Creative and Media Academy (MC&MA Girls’) students the opportunity to enjoy a wealth of new experiences at Sports Week.

The Academy hosted activities for students, which were ran by various external companies including military fitness group Commando Joes and Nippon UK. Representatives from the martial arts company ran self-defence sessions.

BBC Radio Manchester sports journalist Ian Cheeseman also fronted question and answer workshops where students got the chance to do some sports commentary.

Other events included rugby, boxing, rock climbing, archery, biking and high ropes.

Different types of leaders

Military confidence course The FCC (Forces Confidence Courses) also worked with the groups, which were from year 7 to 10.

Lee Robinson, who runs the FCC, said: “I’ve been working with the girls today on some confidence work which is based around leaderless tasks.

“They were given a scenario, and they have to complete it together working as a team. They are like Crystal Maze events without the crystal at the end of it.

He added: “They’ve done well. They’ve really grasped the idea of different types of leaders.

“It’s great. It’s really good for them. Any outside organisation coming in and giving them a different look at life helps the teachers in their quest of educating them.”

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