Image: Road to Rio logo designed by Chosen Hill pupils

Taking part in an innovative project inspired by the 2016 Olympic Games, 30 students from Chosen Hill School will be holding their own Olympic event at the Prince of Wales Stadium in Cheltenham.

Published: 20/06/2016 12:41

Taking part in an innovative project inspired by the 2016 Olympic Games, 30 students from Chosen Hill School will be holding their own Olympic event at the Prince of Wales Stadium in Cheltenham.

Working with the University of Gloucestershire’s Outreach Team, the Year 10 pupils, aged 14 and 15, have designed their own logo, created a promotional video, and constructed a programme of sports events which will take place at the Prince of Wales Stadium in Cheltenham on 27 June.

The aim of the project is to inspire students to discover new careers and discover courses and subjects in the media, performing arts, sport, business and art. And on 22 June they will travel to London with university staff to visit the Sky Skills Studio and gain hands on experience from industry specialists and explore professional studios.

Jack Hinchey, graduate advocate at the University of Gloucestershire, said:  “We really wanted to immerse students into these dynamic industries and inspire them to discover careers they may never have considered. So far we are all amazed by the quality of work the class has produced and we look forward to seeing them adopt these professional roles at the Prince of Wales Stadium.”

Sarah Thomas, Head of Year (Sixth Form) at Chosen Hill School, said: "This has been a great opportunity for our Y10 students to get a taste of study at university whilst raising their awareness of the wide range of courses available. They have been able to link the courses to real examples of how the theory is used in the workplace and I have been impressed with the level of engagement and enthusiasm shown by both them and the university staff during the project. The fact that students who, in many cases, had not considered university before were excitedly discussing possible courses on their return to school shows the value of developing links like this."