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Home News Achievements and Awards Year 8 warm up for life at Queen's

Year 8 warm up for life at Queen's

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Queens-Sports-Academy-June-2014Queen's University, Belfast's Outreach department (keen to get pupils thinking about university as young as possible) have taken Year 8 boys for a week long programme of sporting activities to develop team work, self-management and problem solving skills - all essential to any aspiring undergraduate.

Bangor Academy joined Kilkeel High School and Malone College to work in 4 mixed teams taking the names of Spain, Germany, Argentina and Brazil in a tightly contested World Cup theme. In a result contradicting events in Brazil, it turns out Spain won the QUB Outreach World Cup. The winning squad received World Cup footballs as a memento of their experience. 

The boys tackled everything from climbing to handball, trampolining to life-saving and the wonders of maths in sport. By Friday the scores were tallied and Spain was declared the winner following a final quiz and assessment of the boys' communication skills. We hope it got them all thinking!