Friday, 20 May 2011
Hundreds of schoolchildren enjoyed a day of sporting activities at the University of Worcester’s annual Learning Through Sport day.
The University teamed up with Worcestershire’s best professional sports clubs and leading energy company npower, for the fourth year.
Children from schools across Herefordshire & Worcestershire were invited to attend for a day full of sporting and educational activities, this year with the aid of Worcestershire County Cricket Club and Worcester Wolves Basketball Club.
During the afternoon the children visited Worcestershire County Cricket Club’s ground at New Road and played Kwik Cricket during the lunch interval. During the afternoon session, the children enjoyed fun match analysis tasks and also had the opportunity to visit the Aztec climbing wall and the University’s mobile Motion Performance Centre.
The event also included an update on the campaign for the Worcester Arena. This campaign continues apace and has recently won several significant grants and ‘in principle’ financial support from national sports governing bodies, charities and trusts, taking the total to over £2 million. More than £70,000 has now been raised from individual, family and team donations.
The highly inclusive centre will be of great benefit to the wider community in Herefordshire and Worcestershire and will provide a nationally outstanding venue for disability sport.
University of Worcester Vice Chancellor, Professor David Green, said: “The University’s Learning Through Sport programme runs through the year and has involved many thousands of children. It helps strengthen children’s Maths and English as well as promoting participation in sport. It has attracted widespread national as well as local support.
“We are delighted that Worcestershire’s leading sports clubs extended their very positive involvement by supporting this year’s Learning Through Sport Day. It is a real credit to their commitment to the County’s children.”