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University students help bring yoga to school pupils

​News | 03 March 2021

Cardiff Metropolitan University

Students from Cardiff Metropolitan University’s award-winning Sport Broadcast MSc have teamed up with academics in the Cardiff School of Education and Social Policy to bring live yoga classes to primary children across Wales. 

Like so many industries during the pandemic, sports broadcasting has faced challenges. With sporting events on hold, elite athletes training sporadically, facilities closed and fewer tournaments to cover, students teamed up with Initial Teacher Education Lecturer, Nick Young.   

More accustomed to sharing his yoga expertise with university students, Nick wanted to bring some wellbeing fun back into the classroom as pupils began their return to schools up and down the country.  

Students from across Wales joined three live-streamed yoga session during the initial return to schools, with some joining in from home. 

Lecturer and ‘yoga wizard’, Nick Young, said: “Students from the Sports Broadcast MSc, specializing in sports coverage were the natural choice for me. 

“The team brought a professionalism creativity and knowledge of production to the live stream that would have been unachievable if I’d have done it on my own.”

Sports Broadcasting Programme Director, Joe Towns said: “Working with other parts of the university is such a good way to share ideas and pedagogy and get a feel for the ways others operate. 

“We found the whole project genuinely inspiring, and Nick and I are already talking about what we can do next.”

Find out more about the Sports Broadcast courses available at Cardiff Met.

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