Activities | Year 9

Youth Sport Award Go Camp

This five day event will offer Y9 students the chance to take part in the tasks necessary to achieve the Go level of the Youth Sport Award. Taking place at Loughborough University campus, attendees will complete tasks in four key areas to complete the award;

  • Wellbeing
  • Leadership
  • Achievement
  • Reflection
  • In order to meet the requirements of the award, attendees will take part in sessions to complete their physical activity minutes, obtain a recognised qualification, undertake volunteering hours and create a written piece to evidence the skills they have developed throughout the camp. Information, advice and guidance on higher education will be offered alongside the award content.

    Lunch, snacks, refreshment and transport to and from participants’ schools will be provided.

    Objectives

  • Attainment of transferable skills leading to increased confidence to pursue educational ambitions
  • Achievement of a recognised award
  • Increased understanding and interest in Higher Education amongst participants
  • Transport will be provided to and from target schools each day.

    Application process:

    Invitations for students to book onto the event will be sent in April 2018 to target schools in Leicester and Leicestershire.

    Eligible students will need parental/carer permission to attend the event and we will collect consent forms with emergency contact details as part of the application process.

    Each student who wishes to take part in the activities will need to complete a Data Consent Form for East Midlands Widening Participation Research and Evaluation Partnership (EMWPREP). This is a monitoring database that allows the universities to report NCOP activity back to HEFCE.
    Pathways will provide you with copies of this form and provide guidance if required. Further information about EMWPREP can be found here (www.emwprep.ac.uk)

    If you would like to receive notification of applications opening, please contact reach@le.ac.uk with the subject line “Y9 YSA Go Camp – more information”

    Eligibility criteria:

    As with other activities on the REACH website the Year 9 Holiday club is aimed at pupils who fulfil a number of widening participation criteria.

    Places are limited to 50 students.

    As the event is externally funded, student eligibility is determined by the Higher Education funding Council for England (HEFCE).

    Priority will be given to students who fill one or more of the following:

  • Live in an area identified as a Pathways ward (determined by home postcode)
  • Be the first in their family to consider attending university
  • Be in receipt of free school meals
  • Be in or have spent time in local authority care
  • Are a young carer
  • Have a disability including specific learning difficulties such as dyslexia, dyspraxia or ADHD
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