Pupils on the Talented Athlete Development programme received expert workshops

In the week leading up to half term, the pupils on the Talented Athlete Development (TAD) programme welcomed Andy Duckham, who delivered a session with a focus on breathing technique. Andy predominantly works with boxers and MMA athletes to enhance their recovery in between rounds. Andy was able to guide the pupils through different breathing patterns and techniques which have been evidenced to improve recovery, reduce stress and anxiety and improve sleep hygiene. 

The first week back from February half term, the TAD programme had Jason Fligg deliver a performance nutrition workshop. Jason is a registered Performance Nutritionist who works with a range of athletes to meet their nutritional requirements. The pupils made three recipes which consisted of a portion of overnight oats, a hypertonic sports drink and a muesli fruit and yogurt bowl. The feedback from the sessions has already been very positive.