Students got a taste of life working for Sky Sports News after producing and presenting their own promotional video showcasing the vast choice of extra-curricular activities available at Highfields.
A group of Sixth Form PE Ambassadors and GCSE PE students travelled to the Sky Skills Studios in London to create their film, which highlights the range of sporting activities on offer for all students, including rugby, football, athletics, hockey, cricket and dodgeball.
Their film highlights the benefits of Highfields’ continued drive to encourage students to take part in extra-curricular sporting activities and lead healthy lifestyles. It has been created just months after the Government vowed to increase their focus on sport and PE provision in schools in light of shocking figures that show up to 40% of children in some areas are classed as obese.
Head of PE, Mr C.Brickwood, said: “We strive to enrich the curriculum with a range of sporting activities, nurturing talent in a variety of sporting disciplines whilst encouraging our students to lead active and healthy lifestyles.
“We run sports sessions before and after-school as well as lunchtimes to complement the curriculum and develop well-rounded and healthier students.
"The visit to the Sky Skills Studios gave the students a chance to film, produce and present a film highlighting the benefits of taking part in one or more of the many extra-curricular sporting activities we run. It was a great experience for them.”
The trip has taken place ahead of a visit to Highfields by retired athlete, Daniel Caines, who enjoyed a highly successful career in which he was World, Commonwealth, European and Europa Cup Champion in the 400m and 4X400m relay, representing his country at two Olympic Games.
The athlete will be in school on Wednesday, April 4th, to mentor, motivate and inspire students.