Sports Studies students to hold community event

05/11/2018 by Sinead Staunton

As part of their undergraduate degree programme Sports students from Newman University are required to organise an event which will in turn enhance their employability prospects.

Sport Students at the University Steven Moses, Raja Abbas Ali and Shelby-Lea Truby will be holding a community event which involves members of the local elderly community. The event on Friday 7th December will be held at Lench’s Trust Quinton site, William Lench Court. Lench’s Trust provides sheltered accommodation throughout Birmingham for older generations who are in need.

The students aim to engage those living at William Lench Court in their activities to bridge the gap between younger and older generations as well as attempting to tackle the problem of loneliness within the elderly community.

Student Steven Moses comments “Loneliness can affect people of all ages even more so within the elderly community. Our aim is to try and combat this by planning and initiating a community engagement event where we are inviting the elderly community to come and join us.”

The first session organised by the students will include physical activities such as tai chi, various gym exercises as well as bean bag games. After a short break for some refreshments the students will then run further activities including musical bingo and a number of quizzes with prizes for the winner and to conclude the event the drama department at Newman University will be performing for the residents.