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In February and March 2016 the UPP Foundation supported Nottingham Trent University (NTU) run a six-week sport volunteering programme giving students the opportunity to provide after school sports clubs to local primary school children.

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NTU Sport Volunteering (a joint programme between NTU Sport and the Schools Colleges and Community Outreach Department at NTU) worked together with the UPP Foundation on the scheme, which cumulated in the Varsity in the Community Festival on March 15th at Lee Westwood Sports Centre.

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The aim of the scheme was to give NTU students the chance to gain critical skills volunteering in their community whilst raising the aspirations of local primary school pupils and encouraging healthy physical activity and education. 30 student volunteers took part in the programme providing after school sport for 300 primary school pupils.

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Katy Teasdale, Participation Manager at NTU Sport said:

“The funding we received from the UPP Foundation enabled us to give the children a far superior experience. It’s great that the UPP Foundation are supporting community projects that help to raise aspirations of local children and provide crucial experience for university students.”

 

Nottingham University and the UPP Foundation have teamed up to extend the University’s cultural outreach programme for local schools in deprived areas in and around Nottingham.

The UPP Foundation has formed a partnership with Student Minds, the UK’s student mental health charity, to run the Student Living project in collaboration with Nottingham Trent University.

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