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Marlborough students get into the Olympic spirit
3:30pm Tuesday 17th July 2012 in News
Sixth Form students studying for the International Baccalaureate Diploma at St John's School in Marlborough will visit Bath University tomorrow (Wednesday) to meet members of the GB Olympic Team as part of a group Science project.
All IB students participate in the project, which is planned to allow students to explore scientific solutions to global questions.
For the 2012 project students will spend the day at the University of Bath Sporting Village meeting international athletes and their coaches.
The project is led by St John’s teacher Paul Rogers who has worked closely with Bath’s Sporting Director Stephen Baddeley to set up the project.
Mr Rogers said: "I want our students to benefit from the build-up to the London International Olympics in an exceptional way.
"The students have a bespoke and unique programme arranged for them, allowing them to meet international athletes and coaches, use the laboratory tests and treadmills and observe international coaches in action."
The University of Bath Sporting Village has Olympic level sporting facilities, physiotherapists and laboratories.
There are a number of International athletes and coaches including the GB Modern Pentathlon, Judo, Badminton and Rhythmic Gymnastics teams based in Bath ready for the start of the London 2012 Olympics.
Following their visit, the students will work together to review the evidence and will assess the effectiveness of the international athletic training programmes at Bath, and whether any elements of the programme can be applied to other aspects of life where high performance is required.
The IB project is a compulsory element of the Diploma qualification and requires the students to work on a collaborative interdisciplinary science project, then present the results to headteacher Dr Patrick Hazlewood in September.
All IB students have to study at least one Science subject as part of their Diploma.