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News: Not­ting­ham Col­lege ERAS­MUS Rome tour 2019

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Eramus Sport Rome

Sport and Pub­lic Ser­vice stu­dents got the amaz­ing oppor­tu­ni­ty to take part in a 2 week (16 Feb­ru­ary – 2 March) res­i­den­tial to Rome, Italy.

The pur­pose of the tour was to expe­ri­ence sport activ­i­ties and coach­ing in anoth­er Euro­pean coun­try and learn about Ital­ian cul­ture, vis­it a vari­ety of towns and cities and be expect­ed to try to learn some basic Ital­ian to enable them to meet and greet local peo­ple that they came across.

Both weeks were packed full of a vari­ety of dif­fer­ent activ­i­ties, which kept all the stu­dents busy and engaged: 

Week 1

  • Ital­ian lessons 
  • Vol­ley­ball, bas­ket­ball and field hock­ey coach­ing sessions 
  • Vis­it to the local shop­ping cen­tre using Ital­ian pub­lic transport 
  • Watch Roma V Bologna at The Sta­dio Olimpico 
  • Coach at a local sec­ondary school 
  • Coach­ing for Hon­ey Soc­cer Academy 
  • Vis­it Rome to see key land marks such as – Roman Forum, Tre­vi Foun­tain, St Peters Square, Vat­i­can City 

Week 2

  • Vol­ley­ball, Bas­ket­ball and Field Hock­ey coach­ing sessions 
  • Vis­it to the local beach 
  • Vis­it Rome to see key land marks such as — Piaz­za Navona, the Colos­se­um , The Span­ish Steps 
  • Watch a Six Nations Rug­by fix­ture against Italy and Ire­land at The Sta­dio Olimpico 
  • Coach at a local pri­ma­ry school 
  • Coach­ing for Hon­ey Soc­cer Academy 
  • Expres­sive dance lesson 
  • Final Awards ceremony 

Also through­out the trip, stu­dents were able to expe­ri­ence the local food espe­cial­ly the Ital­ians love for pas­ta, expe­ri­ence dif­fer­ent meth­ods of com­mu­ni­ca­tion when faced with the lan­guage bar­ri­er although it’s safe to say all the stu­dents knew basic Ital­ian and were able to greet peo­ple, say thank you and basic coach­ing phrases. 

The stu­dents also had the oppor­tu­ni­ty to learn new and dif­fer­ent lead­er­ship tech­niques through the input of Not­ting­ham Col­lege staff accom­pa­ny­ing the stu­dents, try­ing out new activ­i­ties and games they may not have tried before, quizzes and cir­cuit and gym train­ing sessions.

I real­ly enjoyed the trip, and it was real­ly good expe­ri­ence and some­thing that will stay in my mem­o­ries for ever. Being giv­en the chance to see all the his­toric and famous sights in Rome, I real­ly enjoyed the coach­ing aspect as well. 

Luke Arm­strong — Pub­lic Ser­vices learner

The Rome trip was an amaz­ing oppor­tu­ni­ty which abled me to devel­op my cur­rent skills as well as gain new skills, such as over­com­ing lan­guage bar­ri­ers. I would love to do this again, thank you to all the sup­port of not only the staff and stu­dent who went but for all the peo­ple who made this trip happen. 

Hol­lie Stannard — Lev­el 3 Sport learner

I real­ly enjoyed the trip to Italy it’s an expe­ri­ence I will nev­er get again I was so lucky to get picked to go and so grate­ful as I got to learn a dif­fer­ent lan­guage. I also real­ly enjoyed coach­ing the chil­dren at the pri­ma­ry and sec­ondary school. I have made friend­ships for life I’ve also seen the beau­ti­ful scenery of Italy which was amaz­ing to see and I’d love to do it all again. 

Katie Bell — Pub­lic Ser­vices learer

I thor­ough­ly enjoyed Italy, we got a chance to see such a beau­ti­ful city. The Ital­ian lan­guage seems easy to learn key words, the food was fresh and love­ly and I felt safe. Every coach­ing ses­sion we went to, we were made to feel wel­come. The schools have a good approach to sport­ing life and I was amazed how much Eng­lish the chil­dren knew, it made me feel we need to incor­po­rate more inter­na­tion­al schemes/​projects and get our stu­dents flu­ent in oth­er lan­guages and cul­tures. The stu­dents were excep­tion­al­ly well behaved, they respect­ed the code of con­duct through­out the whole time in Italy. They seemed to have a love for the cul­ture there and was diverse and friend­ly in all their coach­ing sessions. 

Joanne Williams — Achieve­ment Coach for Pub­lic Services

For more infor­ma­tion on this trip please con­tact Abbi Bladon, Sport Tech­ni­cian on abbi.​bladon@​nottinghamcollege.​ac.​uk or to see more images of the tour vis­it the Not­ting­ham Col­lege Sports depart­ment twit­ter page @NottmCollSports.

Published on:
  • 2nd March 2019 (11:35 AM)
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