Workshops

Challenge the champions

Challenge the champions

Year Groups:

Years 5 - 13

Duration:

50-70 minutes

Repeats:

4-6 times daily

No. of students:

30-60 a session

See how your students compare to some of the world’s greatest athletes with 10 amazing sports science tests! Race a virtual Usain Bolt, test your reactions on Blaze Pods, test strength, record ball throwing speed and much more!

What’s in the workshop

The workshop is ideal for enrichment, STEM or drop down days as well as curriculum specific PE lessons.

During a workshop students can take part in 10 sports science tests to compare themselves to each other and some of the world’s greatest athletes!

Every student receives a score card to record their scores on as they test their speed, power, strength, endurance and jumping ability!

The most popular activities include:

  • The Accelerator – race a virtual Usain Bolt (1.74 seconds is the time to beat over 10m from a standing start… we do get students beating it!)
  • Record power output on a Watt bike… you need 2000+ watts to be an Olympian!
  • Test ball throwing speed – the world record is 105.1mph!
  • Test reactions on the BATAK wall
  • And many more!

What careers does the workshop cover?

 

Of course the workshop is fun and exciting, but there is a serious side too! All of the tests are used in real sports science & STEM settings. That’s way we bring a couple of banner stands along that outline some of the different careers students can explore if they achieve a qualification in sports subjects.

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Who is it for and how does it work?

The workshop can be tailored for any year group from years 4,5 & 6 in primary, all the way through to year 13 in secondary. We can visit for the day and repeat the workshops 4-6 times over the day. Each workshop is 50-70 minutes long and all we need is a good sized classroom with access to tables and a few plug sockets. The workshop has a 15-20 minute intro from the MM team before the students get the rest of the session to experience using the kit! It is all hands on!

Every student receives a 4 page workbook where they can record results and check off activities. Each activity has 2-4 different careers linked to them. The careers are colour coded too, so they can see which grades they need at GCSE! Students can also pick up a mini poster that gives an overview of 13 different sectors in the NHS!

Check out the workbook

Some of our favourite workshop pics!

What our teachers say…

Both students and staff really enjoyed the day. Quang brought along lots of medical equipment for them to try and it has certainly inspired a few to think about a medical career. Really engaging and good value.

Tina Belcher

Amazing interactive experience for the students, it got them really engaged and helped some decide on a possible future career. The staff were amazing and so enthusiastic! Will definitely be booking again.

Michelle Hackett

Brilliant hands on session. Our students were so enganged by the equipment and medical Mavericks staff that we couldn’t get them to leave (even though the event was held after school on a Friday!)

L Bould

How do I book?

Fill in the form below and we will send you a proposal for a day of awesomeness at your school!
If you want to speak to us, just call (01902) 595 089.

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