Monday 21stJune was the launch of theNatspecGames. The ceremony prompted discussion as to sports students had previously participated in. We discussedthe benefits of sport on health, unanimously, students said how they felt good when taking part in exercise and the positive effects it had on mental health. We noted how there were many transferrable skills which employers look for such as resilience, determination and teamwork.
In functional skills, English students need to be able to present opinions and argue topics for their speaking and listening exam.An interesting debate grewduring the launch as to whatmakes a sport.There were lots of opinions as to whether fishing, darts, dance, snooker and bowls were actually sports. Students wrotethemforand against arguments to present to the group.
The launch finished with a live warm-up session to get students limbered up for the week of challenges ahead.