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See how university volunteers help Abdulhameed in his school
Ten year old Abdulhameed Elgareidi has been taking part in workshops designed to support children to build key life skills, deliver their own social action projects and make the transition from primary to secondary education as seamless as possible.
Students from the University of Nottingham, Nottingham Trent University and Nottingham College run sports workshops for children in their final year of primary school as part of the Sport for Good programme.
The sport and life curriculum, funded by Sport England, is delivered after school by student leaders. They work with pupils like Abdulhameed to develop key transition skills and create a social action initiative, using sport and physical activity to help engage them.
Abdulhameed’s School, Forest Fields Primary, hosts the workshops, which cover teamwork, resilience, respect and managing your emotions.
Abdulhameed joined the club because he enjoys sport and was interested to find out more about volunteering.
He’s been working with university students from all across the world, as well as pupils in secondary school, all of whom are volunteers. Together they are planning an event aimed at helping homeless people.
He’s hoping to carry on volunteering in the community outside school, and is looking forward to starting secondary school in September.
“I really enjoy working with the university students because they teach us new things and sometimes we get to teach them new things.”
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