Gifted & Talented Trip
This week, Paignton Academy took some of its most talented sportsmen and sportswomen to the University of St Mark & St John in Plymouth. The trip enabled the students to use state-of-the-art sports science equipment, including speed gates, jump mats, body composition machine, reaction wall, golf simulator and an anti-gravity machine.
The students tracked their own performances and learnt about how testing and analysis can inform training programmes, to help performance and minimise the risk of injury. They also experienced a special room that could simulate altitude, humidity and different temperatures.
The practical nature of the day was perfect for the students and they came away having absorbed lots of information that may help them do develop further in their sporting careers.