Loughborough University Visit
Some of our Year 11 students spent a day at Loughborough University last week and were really impressed by the world-class sporting facilities on site.
On Friday 29th January a group of 12 KSA students visited the university, which provided them with an insight into university life as well as the sporting opportunities made available on campus.
Mathematics teacher at the Academy, Mr Martin Shepherd, who accompanied the students on the trip said he was himself very impressed by the top-class sporting facilities at the university.
Mr Shepherd said: “Our students were shown around the campus by current Loughborough students who gave them a first-hand insight into student life at the university. One of the students talked about getting accepted into the university via A levels and the other student via the BTEC route. They were also given a talk by a student who is also the England Under 23’s hockey goal keeper, who talked about getting the right balance between a student's individual sporting commitments and their academic studies.”
He added: “It was a real eye-opening day for our students, who were witnessing sporting opportunities of all kinds being offered everywhere they looked and also hearing about the support that is also being offered .”
Year 11 Student Teresa Perez said: “It was an informative day and it was amazing to see all the facilities that the university provided for sports all in the one place. It was a really good experience.”
Year 11 Student Esther Osewa said she was also amazed by the facilities at Loughborough and was over the moon she saw British sprinter, Harry Aikines in training at the university.
Esther said: “I knew he trained there but I didn’t expect to see him. The university was fantastic and the sporting facilities were amazing. I had never seen anything like it."
She added: "The university is also really understanding to individual student’s needs and providing them with the right coaching. I would definitely consider looking at going there in the future.”