LJMU set to inspire a generation of new sport and exercise scientists
THE SCHOOL of Sport and Exercise Sciences at Liverpool John Moores University are looking to ‘Inspire a generation' of new sport and exercise scientists at Chesterfield High School, Crosby through a unique Royal Society Partnership grant programme.
Students will visit the state of the art facilities at the Tom Reilly Building on the city centre campus for two afternoons of lectures and practical workshops on topics linked to training and developing elite athletes and linked to world leading research.
Students will be lectured by Professor Greg Whyte, responsible for training John Bishop on his recent challenge in addition to many other celebrities, about the limits of human performance and Prof Claire Stewart on the limits of human performance and stem cells respectively before workshops on sports physiology, match analysis, nutrition and supplementation and cardiovascular science.
Students will then complete tasks set by LJMU staff who will visit Chesterfield in the near future to view the products and projects the students have completed.
Public engagement lead for the School of Sport and Exercise Dr Zoe Knowles said:
"Following a successful programme of public engagement ventures in 2012 linked to the London 2012 Games the School has committed to support sport and exercise scientists of the future with by events such as this supported by a Royal Society Partnership Grant. The lectures and workshops give students a real experience of University based learning and the chance to work with staff who have supported elite athletes including those at London 2012. Schools who may be interested in working with us in the future can find more details on our public engagement work at www.ljmu.ac.uk/f2fss "
Chris Whittle, a science teacher at Chesterfield High School said:
"At Chesterfield High School we are always looking for new and exciting opportunities for our students to extend their learning outside of the classroom. The Royal Society Partnership Grant has given our students the chance to work with the state of the art facilities and with leading sports scientists. All of the students involved are really excited and looking forward to learning more about how science has improved sports performance. In addition to these exciting workshops and lectures we will be purchasing new sports science equipment so that the pupils can continue developing their skills back at Chesterfield High School. The School of Sport and Exercise Sciences at Liverpool John Moores University have been absolutely fantastic; the range of workshops and lectures that have been made available to us will make these visits very special indeed".