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Greenhouse Sports participants discover University of Worcester

Worcester Wolves player greets GHS


Forty-five Greenhouse Sports basketball participants from five different schools took a step forward in planning for life after secondary school when they attended a one day discovery programme at the University of Worcester.

Students from our programmes at Pimlico Academy, Platanos College, St. Gabriel’s College, Quintin Kynaston Academy and The Norwood School in London had the opportunity to listen to inspirational talks by Worcester Wolves Head Coach Paul James of the British Basketball League and player Orlan Jackman, and take part in strength and conditioning workshops, and inclusive coaching and problem solving activities. Students curious about life at the university also toured the campus and spoke to the co-ordinator of university programmes before watching Worcester Wolves battle Leicester Riders on the court. This was a great opportunity for our young people to visit a university outside of London and learn more about its basketball programmes and degree courses on offer.

Greenhouse Sports participant Nyala said: “Overall my favourite experience was watching the game after a player from North London gave us an insight of the expectation at the university. To add to that, I enjoyed meeting the players after the game as we found out a bit of their backgrounds and their experience as a student. I would consider going to that university when I’m older because of the variety and opportunity that are available.”

Participant Katherine said: “The trip to Worcester university was great fun and it gave us an idea of what we could achieve in

the future. My highlight of the day was most definitely watching the match however my favourite activity was wheelchair basketball. It involved lots of team play which I enjoyed and it was also a challenge as I had never done it before. I am grateful to have been selected to go as we met a lot of people who play basketball at a higher level and I also met other Greenhouse Sports children.”

Our Greenhouse Sports basketball programmes are generously supported by Prudential plc.